Colourful LBN 438

LBN 438 is a galactic dark nebula located in the south part of the constellation Lacerta. It is illuminated by interstellar radiation which is known as Extended Red Emission (ERE). Despite being part of the Lynds Bright Nebula catalog it is very faint. Distant galaxies many millions of light years in the distance can be seen in the top part of this picture.

LBN 438 in Lacerta

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 11 hours (73x300s L + 3x20x300s RGB)
Date: August & September 2018
Location: Southern Alps, France

 

ASTROBIN Image of the Day September 23rd 2018

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