Ghost Nebula, vdB 141

Noirlab_noao-vdb141_1024

noirlab_noao-vdb141 June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic Camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. vdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh's catalog of reflection nebulae, published in 1966. Several stars are embedded in the nebula. Their light gives it a ghoulish brown color. North is down and East is to the right. Imaged August 28, 2009.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-vdb141/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Ghost Nebula vdB141
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 17m 5.2s
DEC = 68° 14’ 59.5”
Orientation
North is 180.0° CW
Field of View
17.8 x 8.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Cepheus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Ha) 657.0 nm
Orange Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (I) 820.0 nm
Green Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (V) 538.0 nm
Blue Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Green
Blue
Noirlab_noao-vdb141_1280
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ID
noao-vdb141
Subject Category
Subject Name
Ghost Nebula, vdB141
Credits
T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:03
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-vdb141/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Ha, I, V, B
Central Wavelength
657, 820, 538, 438
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
319.2717602, 68.24987371
Reference Dimension
4095.0, 2048.0
Reference Pixel
2757.642517, 1183.851685
Scale
-7.2e-05, 7.23e-05
Rotation
-179.9705936
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-vdb141
Metadata Date
2020-10-30T14:02:56.025948
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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