vdB 123 and Dark Clouds

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, June - July 2017

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

ASA 10" Astrograph, ASA 3" Reducer-Corrector (focal length 715mm)
ASA DDM60, no Guiding

Camera / Exposure

FLI ML8300: L 60 x 6min, RGB 18 x 6min each

Total exposure time: 11h 24min


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vdB 123 is one of many reflection nebulae in the constellation Serpens. These reflection nebulea are embedded in a dark cloud known as Serpens Cloud. The vast dark cloud overlies the rich star field of the Serpens Milky Way (my image shows only a very small part of the Serpens Cloud).

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