VdB14 & vdB15

Image information:

Date: 11/26/2011
Equipment: QSI583ws with internal filter wheel and Astrodon E series Gen II LRGB filter set through AT65EDQ telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 6X16min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 6X8min each binned 2X2

Object information:

Object designations:

  • vdB14, LBN681
  • vdB15, LBN684
Object type:
Diffuse reflection nebulae
Object size:
  • vdB14 - 46' X 18'
  • vdB15 - 40' X 26'
Constellation: Camelopardalis

VdB14 and vdB15 is a pair of faint, but interesting reflection nebulae. They are a part of a large dust cloud in the constellation of Camelopardalis, shining in the reflected light of stars CS Cam (left on the image) and CE Cam (right on the image). Vdb14 is a nebulous patch beneath CS Cam, while vdB15 surrounds CE Cam. VdB15 has also a subtle emission component, marked by pale red on the outskirts of the nebula. The dust cloud vdB14 and vdB15 belong to is some 4000 ly distant.

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