VdB 158, DG 191

vdB 158 is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Andromeda. It is located about two degrees north of the mag. 3.8 star λ Andromedae, and is the illuminated part of a long dark cloud of gas and dust that extends in northeast-southwest direction, known as GAL 110 - 13, the elongated shape of which would be the result of the collision between two molecular clouds. A tiny planetary nebula PK 110-12 1 could be found at upper left.


Technical Details:

Optics: ASA N 12 Astrograph at /3.6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: SBIG STL-11000M
Filters: Astronomik LRGB filter set
Dates/Times: 17 August 2012
Location: Rozhen
Exposure Details: L = 120 min, R,G,B = 80 min. each
Subexposures: 10 minutes
Acquisition: CCD Soft
Processing: PixInsight, Photoshop CS

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