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PN G111.0+11.6 (DeHt 5)
   

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Described as a "dusty curtain" or "ghostly apparition", mysterious reflection nebula VdB 152 really is very faint. Far from your neighborhood on this Halloween Night, the cosmic phantom is nearly 1,400 light-years away. Also cataloged as Ced 201, it lies along the northern Milky Way in the royal constellation Cepheus. Near the edge of a large molecular cloud, pockets of interstellar dust in the region block light from background stars or scatter light from the embedded bright star giving parts of the nebula a characteristic blue color. Ultraviolet light from the star is also thought to cause a dim reddish luminescence in the nebular dust. Though stars do form in molecular clouds, this star seems to have only accidentally wandered into the area, as its measured velocity through space is very different from the cloud's velocity.. [Text from APOD]

Pubblication Travelling Exhibition choose in "LA PALMA 2012 INTERNATIONAL ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION"
Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII F/3.6 383mm. - APO Refractor
Mount: HEQ5Pro
Camera: QSI-683WSG
Filters: Astrodon E Series Gen II LRGB 31mm
Guiding Systems: SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: 14/15 September 2012
Location: Castelmagno / "Passo della Gardetta" - Cuneo - Italy
Exposure Details: L:R:G:B => 390:120:100:120 = > (39x10):(12x10):(10x10):(12x10) All Bin1 [num x minutes]
Cooling Details: -25 C
Acquisition: Maxim DL/CCD, Perseus
Processing: CCDStack2+, PixInsight, PS CS5
Mean FWHM: 2.38/2.11
SQM-L: 21.54 / 21.67