VdB 16 in Aries

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© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2017
VdB 16 is a small reflection nebula in the constellation Aries. It is illuminated by the 9 mag. star HIP 16170 with spectral class F. The nebulous region illuminated by the star is part of a large nebulous complex known as the Perseus Cloud, of which it is the most remote end and at the highest galactic latitude. To the north is seen the dark nebula, listed as B 204 (or LDN 1455, see mouseover), to which another cloud is connected (B 202 or LDN 1451). In the entire region, star formation phenomena are active, witnessed by the presence of young stellar objects. The distance to the system is estimated to be 980 light years from the Solar System.

Image details:


Center of field RA 03:28m:22 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE +29:56:05 (deg:m:s)
Size 75.2 x 53.2 (arcmin)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 186 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from Astrometry.net
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 29 Aug. 2011
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:6x10min., R:6x10 min, G:6x10 min, B:6x10 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 240 min (4h).
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2013 - 2017. All Rights Reserved
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