vdB 62, vdB 63 and LDN 1622

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, Feb and March 2017

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

ASA 10" Astrograph, ASA 3" Wynne-Corrector (focal length 910 mm)
ASA DDM60, no Guiding

Camera / Exposure

FLI ML8300, FLI CFW-2-7 Filter Wheel with Astrodon filters
L 34 x 10min, R 11 x 10min, G 12 x 10min, B 12 x 10min
Hα 18 x 20min

Total exposure time: 17h 50min


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Lynds’ Dark Nebula (LDN) 1622 is an extremely compact and dense dark molecular cloud in the constellation of Orion.

A small illuminated part of LDN 1622 is the reflection nebula vdB 62. The gases of the nebula wrap around the star HD 288313, also known as V1793 Orionis. V1793 Orionis is a K-type orange dwarf and responsible for lighting the cloud, which thus takes on an orange color.

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