For the third night of gloriously clear skies I attempted another new object: VdB 141: The Ghost Nebula. This one is particularly faint, with the “arms” of the ghost a dull brown. The “head” is the reflection of dust from the nebula’s central star.
Technically, it’s part of the NGC 7023 cluster, which includes the Iris Nebula I photographed last night. It is relatively close, and only about 2 light years across.
Astrophotography Capture & Processing Details
Imaging telescope or lens: Celestron SCT 8”
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO
Mount: Celestron AVX
Integration: 3.3 hours
Avg. Moon age: 28.38 days
Avg. Moon phase: 1.50%
Astrometry.net job: 3539237
RA center: 21h 16′ 46″
DEC center: +68° 21′ 7″
Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 206.327 degrees
Field radius: 0.476 degrees