Observation by Graeme Coates: VdB141 - The Ghost Nebula

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Graeme Coates


Graeme Coates


2021 Sep 01 - 00:00


2022 Jan 19 - 16:01


The Ghost Nebula (Sharpless 136)

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Field centre

RA: 21h16m
Dec: +68°15'
Position angle: +83°57'

Field size

2°17' × 1°44'

  • Skywatcher Esprit 80ED
  • MI-250
  • STF-8300M
  • Baader Filters


Target name

vdB 141/Sh2-136


VdB141 - The Ghost Nebula

About this image

A wide field view of the Ghost Nebula (vdB 141) in Cepheus. This is a reflection nebula with embedded stars that give the nebula its yellow/brown colour.

There is plenty of other fainter nebulae in the field, including some molecular clouds (eg PGCC G104.85+13.13 and PGCC G104.40+12.96 to the south (left) - both catalogued in the Planck Catalogue of Galactic Cold Clumps (PGCC)). There are very few galaxies visible, but there is one toward the centre middle - PGC/LEDA 5061109.

Taken from EEYE in Aug/Sept 2021 - acquisition: P Tribe/G Coates; processing: G Coates

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