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SH-136 - Ghost nebula

October 31, 2017

 

Here is a little cosmic Halloween treat for everyone. The ghost nebula in Cepheus, spans 2 light years across, and is well known for its eerie appearance. In this view, you are looking at 14 hours of total exposure time. It is extremely faint, particularly the outer brown nebulosity. Captured in mid-July under very good to excellent seeing conditions.

 

SH-136 - Ghost nebula in Cepheus

Imaging telescope: AT12 RC astrograph @ f/8
Imaging camera: QHY9M CCD
Filters: Orion 2'' LRGB
Mount: AP900 GTO
Guider: Meade DSI Pro II, Robofocus
Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL, Photoshop CC 2014, Pixinsight 1.8

Date: L: 7/18,19 2017 RGB: 7/19,20 , 2017
Exposure: L: 33x900'' bin1, RGB: 12X600'' each bin1
Total integration 14.2 hours

 

 

 

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