LBN 682

Faint dust around CE Cam

In the constellation of Giraffe lies LBN 682, a very fine, dusty magenta-blue reflection nebula near the star CE Camelopardalis.


recording data

object LBN 682
date of recording
September 18, 22 and 23, 2017
exposure 10.9 h, Luminance: 731x30", R: 74x100", G: 50x100", 50x100"
telescope Celestron RASA F2.2
focal lengt 620mm
filter Baader 2" Luminanz, Baader 2" R Filter, Baader 2" G Filter, Baader 2" B Filter
camera ZWO ASI1600mmc
guiding 250mm guide scope, MGEN
mount Celestron CGE pro
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Cosmic colour palette

This beautiful pair of reflection nebulae is only a small part of a large cloud of dust in the constellation Camelopardalis (Giraffe).  They contain reflection nebulae (blue), emission nebulae (red) and dark clouds (brownish-black). Although the emission nebulae component is rather subtle, it can be seen as a light red region in the lower part of the image.


VDB 15 is the large nebula on the right side, which surrounds the magnitude 5 star CE Cam. VDB14 the sickle-shaped nebula in blue on the left side. The abundant colorful stars in this field appear very dramatic, and there is occasionally a hint of blue and magenta nebulae surrounding some of them. In addition, one can easily see a significant decrease in star density on the right side of the image, due to dense dust clouds.


An interesting fact is that there is another magnitude 5 star in the picture above CE Cam. But it is completely hidden under the dust clouds. This star can only be seen in infrared light.

Baerenstein Observatory

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Marcel Drechsler





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