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                                                            VDB 123 - Reflection Nebulae

     VDB 123 is one of the 158 reflection nebulae catalogued by  Sydney Van Den Bergh, a Canadian astronomer who were born in Netherlands. He published he catalogue in 1966  from a study of the Palomar Sky Survey. This blue reflection nebulae  of 9.2 magnitude located in constellation Serpens and it is  a part of a much larger dust cloud,  also know as Serpens cloud, type of the nebulae that produces stars.
     Due to the narrow field of view of  my imaging setup, I couldn't get all of the glory of this dark cloud, but I was really interested in getting the reflection nebulae it self. The whole composition of dark clouds obscuring the the star shine of our galaxy  making it very mysterious and interesting.  

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Technical Info:

Optics :          GSO 8" RC + CCDT67 @ F5.4 @ 1058 mm

Camera :        Atik - 414 EX Mono + EFW2 Filter Wheel

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

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

Guiding:         Atik OAG + SX Lodestar X2  

Acquisition :    Sequence Generator Pro (2.5.1.7) 

Exposure :      Lum (1x1) - 145 x 180    7 Hours 15 Minutes

                      R     (1x1) -  14 x 540     2 Hours 06 Minutes

                      G     (1x1) -  13 x 540     1 Hour 57 Minutes

                      B     (1x1) -  13 x 540     1 Hour 57 Minutes

                      Total Exp: - 13 Hours 15 Minutes

​Processing :    PixInsight 1.8 (1123)

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