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LDN 1622 - 15.1.2019 at 01.00 Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja Observation number 81033

Visibility III / V

Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

Let’s put this interesting object I photographed with a Spanish remote telescope here, which also became my first APOD image.

The second image shows the subject in Ha light.

Let me add an experimental starless version.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • LDN 1622
    • Keskitaso
  • Constellation
    • Orion
  • Nebulae
    • Dark nebula info

      Dark nebulae are dust in space. It obsruct the visibility of background star and bright nebulae. Thus, the dark nebulae are seen as dark clouds in space.


      The Horsehead Nebula is a dark nebula. Image Arto Murtovaara.


      The dark nebula LDN 1235 in Cepheus. Image Juha Kepsu.


      The dark nebula LDN 1302. Image Tero Turunen.


      The NGC 1333 is a reflection nebula, which includes also dark nebulae. Image Samuli Vuorinen.

    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.


      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.


      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

Technical information

Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED, 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS, Atik 460EX, 75 x 10min L, 62 x 5min RGB, 40 x 10min Ha, total about 24 hours

Comments: 3 pcs
Mauri Korpi - 3.2.2019 at 14.48 Report this

Onnittelut APODista!

Teppo Laitinen - 3.2.2019 at 15.57 Report this

Täältä myös isot onnittelut APODista.

Tapio Lahtinen - 4.2.2019 at 11.04 Report this

Kiitoksia onnitteluista.

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