Thursday, August 31, 2017

LBN 468

This nebula is 1,600 light years away from earth. One of the most interesting parts of the nebula is the bright part in the middle right. This nebula is called Gyulbudaghian's Nebula. It is a bipolar reflection nebula that is illuminated by a proto star.

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This is unfortunately only one half of the whole nebula. I wanted to take a mosaic of this but the last night at OSP didn't have good skies and I couldn't take enough data of the other half.