Reflection Nebula VdB 13 and surrounding area
The border of Constellations Aries, Perseus, and Taurus RA 03h 46m Dec +30 45

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VdB 13 and other reflection nebula

About this object

On the border of the constellations Aries, Perseus, and Taurus lies a large molecular cloud of dust, reflection nebula and star forming regions. Four prominent reflection nebula are scattered through the image. VdB 13 is the blue reflection nebula near the center of the image. VdB 12 is off towards the right side and is yellowish. Near the top is the blue reflection nebula NGC 1333 and on the upper left side of the image is the blue reflection nebula VdB 16. On the links above you'll find an annotated image highlighting these and showing the catalog names of some of the dark clouds of dust.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVS 130 6 element Refractor
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: SBIG STL 11K
  • Filters: Custom Scientific L: R:G:B
  • Exposure: LRGB 120:40:70:70
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Auto Pilot 5
  • Guiding: Unguided using ProTrack
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8
  • Location: Chiefland Star Party, Chiefland FL
  • Date: Nov 15
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