vdB 130

vdB 130

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, Aug and Sept 2016

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

ASA 10" Astrograph, ASA 3" Reducer Corrector (f2.8, focal length 715 mm)
ASA DDM60, no Guiding

Camera / Exposure

FLI ML8300, FLI CFW-2-7 Filter Wheel with Astrodon filters
L 41 x 5min, R 18 x 5min, G 16 x 5min, B 16 x 5min
Hα 18 x 10min

Total exposure time: 10h 35min


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vdB 130 (GN 20.16.0) is a reflection nebula associated with a very young open cluster visible in the constellation of Cygnus. It seems to be illuminated by the star HD 228789, which is part of a star cluster. The cluster itself appears to be physically related to the supershell around Cyg OB1, a cometary CO cloud, ionized gas and regions of infrared emission.

The star HBHA 3703-01 is surrounded by the reflection nebula GM 2-39. The nebula is distinguished against the background of the overall molecular cloud just because of the presence of the star, which illuminates a part of the interstellar medium nearest to the star and results in the formation of an optical reflection nebula.

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