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vdB 142 - 1.9.2020 at 00.00 Kauhava Observation number 93359

Visibility IV / V

Jari Kankaanpää, Lakeuden Ursa

Inside the IC 1396 A of Cepheus, a dark mist vlB 142 is found.

Due to the shape of its tip, its nickname is "Elephant's Tip."

The length of the toad is more than that of all African and Indian elephants

suffer a total. The length of the fog is about 20 light-years and the distance

n, 3,000 light-years.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • vdB 142
    • Näyttävä
  • Constellation
    • Cepheus
  • Weather
    • Kohtalaisen hyvä sää. Tosin täysikuu loivensi tunnelmaa.
  • Darkness
    • Average
  • Seeing
    • Good
  • 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.

Technical information

400mm f2.8 H-alpha filter Case 174mm. 50 x 35 sec Sharpcapture. Light coloring with Photoshop.

Comments: 1 pcs
Marko Myllyniemi - 5.9.2020 at 10.59 Report this

Täysikuusta huolimatta näkyy ihan komeasti!

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