Cave Nebula

Image information:

Date: 07/19/2009
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW10 and Astrodon I series Gen II CRGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f5.6 with WO 0.8X reducer/flattener through IDAS LPS filter.
Image type: CRGB through IDAS LPS filter.
Exposure time: 8X12min Clear binned 1X1, RG&B 8X6min each binned 2X2

Object information:

Object designations:

Cave Nebula, Sh2-155, Caldwell 9
Object type:
Emission, reflection and dark absorption nebula
Object size:
50' X 30'
Constellation: Cepheus
The Cave nebula is a large area of faint emission nebulosity surrounded by dust. It is a star forming region which is a part of the huge Cepheus B molecular cloud. Some of the stars in the region are less than 100 000 years old. The Cave nebula has a radius of 35 ly and is some 2400 ly distant.

Related images:

List of related images:

Cave Nebula, HaRGB, QSI583 through APM 107/700 telescope