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LBN534, VdB 158

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Observer
Graeme Coates
Time of observation
01/10/2019 - 00:00
Object
LBN534, VdB 158
Observing location
EEYE
Equipment
Skywatcher Esprit ED80
SBIG STF8300
Exposure
28.3hrs combined LRGB
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LBN534 (Gal 110-13) is a large, faint dust cloud, extending for about 1.5 degrees across northern Andromeda. It looks like a large cosmic tick in this orientation. LBN534 contains the blue reflection nebula VdB 158, illuminated by HD222142, which is located towards the southern end of the nebula (north is to the left in this view).

The tiny planetary nebula PN K 1-20 (PK 110-12 1 or PN G110.6-12.9) can be found lurking just to the south (right) of the nebula and is a beautiful deep blue-green colour (it's only 34 arcsec in diameter).

Image acquisition: Graeme Coates & Paul Tribe
Processing: Graeme Coates

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