Ghost Nebula, vdB 141

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic Camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. vdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh's catalog of reflection nebulae, published in 1966. Several stars are embedded in the nebula. Their light gives it a ghoulish brown color. North is down and East is to the right. Imaged August 28, 2009.

Credit:

T.A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao-vdb141
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:4095 x 2048 px

About the Object

Name:Ghost Nebula, vdB141
Constellation:Cepheus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 17 5.22
Position (Dec):68° 14' 59.55"
Field of view:17.69 x 8.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
438 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
V
538 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
I
820 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Ha
657 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1