vdB 141

vdB 141

The Ghost Nebula in Cepheus

Constellation: Cepheus
Ra: 21hr 16m 26s
Dec: +68d 15m 37s
Distance: 1,500 light years
Image Size: 35' x 35'
North: Down



van den Berg (vdB) 141 (Sharpless 2-136) is a reflection nebula in Cepheus.
vdB141 is also referred to as the Ghost Nebula due to several human-like figures with arms raised, rising up from the top of the cloud structure to the left of the bright reflection.
This image was processed to highlight the main reflection and to bring out the considerable variability in background nebulosity.

Exposure: 6 hrs Total: 2.5 Lum, 70 min each R,G,B
Telescope: RCOS 16
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Oag: Astrodon MonsterMOAG
Acquisition: CCD AutoPilot4
Calibration: CCDStack2
Observatory Site: Sierra-Remote Observatories, Shaver Lake, CA
Camera: Apogee U16M
Filters: Astrodon Gen 2 LRGB
Guider: SBIG ST-402
Camera Operation: MaximDL4.62
Processing: Photoshop CS3
Image Date: 05/26/2009

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