Bernes 149

Bernes 149

Beautiful Reflection Nebula in Scorpius

Constellation: Scorpius
Ra: 16h 08m 34s
Dec: -39d 05m 3s
Distance: 500 ly
Image Size: 33' x 33'
North: Up and Left; East up and right



Bernes 149 (B149) is a reflection nebula (GN 16.05.2) in the midst of a dark cloud (Lupus 3) in the constellation Scorpius.  New stars are forming in the dark cloud. According to Lombardi et al (2008) the Lupus cloud complex is about 500 ly distant.

Exposure: 7.5 hours RGB
Telescope: Planewave CDK20 0.5m f/6.8
Mount: Planewave Ascension 200h
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: ACP8-Expert
Calibration: CCDStackv2
Observatory Site:, Siding Spring, NSW, Australia
Camera: SBIG STX16803
Filters: Astrodon Gen 2 E-Series LRGB
Guider: SBIG ST-i
Camera Operation: MaximDL 5.23
Processing: Photoshop
Image Date: 05/30/2016 - 05/31/2016

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