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Name / Constellation

Vdb 141

Other: Sh2-136; LDN 1177

Cep

Coordinates AR: 21h 16m 26s - Dec: +68° 15′ 37″
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106N APO Fluorite F5 - 60/220 guiding refractor
Camera-Mount SBIG STF8300M - Orion StarShot Guider - 10Micron GM2000 QCI Mount
Filters Baader LRGB
Exposure
  • Lum
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • 22 x 900 sec - 5 hours 30 min
  • 7 x 600 sec - 1 hour 10 min
  • 7 x 600 sec - 1 hour 10 min
  • 7 x 600 sec - 1 hour 10 min
  • UNBINNED
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
  • BINNING 2X2
Location / Date Promiod (Valle D'Aosta-Italy) "TLP" Remote Observatory - 03/04 sept 2019
Seeing About 2.5" @ 2.1 arcosec/pixel unbinned
Note  
Acquisition MaxIm DL - CCD Autopilot 5
Processing Adobe Photoshop CS6 -
Comment

VdB 141 (also Sh2-136, Ghost Nebula...) is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. It lies near the cluster NGC 7023. Looking at the adjacent image, the nebula's name is easily understood. The Ghost nebula is referred to as a globule (cataloged CB230) and over 2 light-years across. There are several stars embedded, whose emissions make the nebula shine in brownish colour. The Ghost Nebula should not be confused with the Little Ghost Nebula (NGC 6369), the Ghost Head Nebula (NGC 2080) or the Ghost of Cassiopeia (IC 63).