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Observation by Grant Privett: LDN981 + V1331 Cyg

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Grant Privett


Grant Privett


2020 Sep 13 - 23:15


2020 Sep 15 - 22:52

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Field centre

RA: 21h00m
Dec: +50°16'
Position angle: +110°56'

Field size

1°05' × 0°52'

  • Celestron RASA 11"
  • Starlight Trius 694
  • Paramount MEII




Target name

V1331+dark neb


LDN981 + V1331 Cyg

About this image

The dark nebula LDN 981 in Cygnus is a popular target for wide field of view imaging. It certainly is impressive and its only a matter of time before someone at S&T tells everyone its also called "The Starfish Nebula" or "The Chthulu nebula" or something similarly trite, but I'm content with LDN981. Its concise and its simple. 

Anyway, its a pretty field that contains V1331 which has a shell of gas round it and is believed to be a protostar, subtype T-Tauri. I fancied a quick look at it and was rewarded well for my 40 mins. Will have another look every now and again and see if there are any obvious changes.

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