LBN 406 / MBM 43 - Draco Nebula

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Technical Info:

Optics :          Takahashi FSQ106-EDX4 @ F5 @ 530 mm

Camera :        QSI 660 WSG-8 

Filters :          Astrodon Gen 2 E-Series - LRGB Filter Set - 1.25"

Mount :          NEQ-6 Pro (Self Hypertuned/Belt Mod)​

Guiding:         QSI OAG + SX Lodestar X2  

Acquisition :    Sequence Generator Pro (2.6.1.3) 

Exposure :      Lum (1x1) -  94 x 300     7 Hours 50 Minutes

                      R     (1x1) -  18 x 300     1 Hour 30 Minutes

                      G     (1x1) -  18 x 300     1 Hour 30 Minutes

                      B     (1x1) -  18 x 300     1 Hour 30 Minutes

                      Total Exposure: 12 Hours 20 Minutes

​Processing :    PixInsight 1.8.5

Date:             14-15.06.2018

     The image also contain many faint, far distant galaxies and one of them are particularly interesting, at the very bottom of the frame with a Saturn-like appearance. It is PGC58928, actually is a very large, barred spiral galaxy, located at about 400 Million Light Years from us and shines with brightness of 14.7 magnitude.  

     In constellation Draco, there is a massive complex of faint, High Latitude molecular clouds, designated as MBM 41-44. What is shown in the image is a LBN 406 nebula, which is sharing almost same coordinates as MBM 43 Molecular cloud and probably spatially associated and interacting with it.
    LBN 406 was cataloged by Lynds in 1965 and almost 20 years later, in 1983, it was accidentally rediscovered by W. Goerigk and named by him as Draco Nebula. It lies approximately as far as 2600 Light Years from our solar system.        

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