vdB 14 and vdB 15

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Image Credits

Image data accquired by Robert Pölzl (Astrofotos.at)
Image processing by Thomas Henne

Location / Date

Nerpio (Spain), Dec 2018

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

Takahashi CCA250 (focal length 1250mm)
10Micron GM 2000 HPS

Camera / Exposure

Apogee U16M

L         75 x 10min
R         35 x 10min
G        32 x 10min
B        35 x 10min
Hα       19 x 30min

Total exposure time: 39h


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vdB 14 (LBN 681) and vdB 15 (LBN 682) are reflection nebulae in the constellation Camelopardalis. Both are illuminated by two supergigant stars which lies in the middle of the much bigger star forming region Cam OB 1.

The reflection nebula vdB 15 has also a red emission component, this results in a more pinkish color.

On the right a small part of the red emission nebula sh2-202 is visible.

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