HH161 and Vdb1

HH161 and Vdb1

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The constellation Cassiopeia hosts Vdb1, a subtle reflection nebula with the signature blue light of young newly formed stars. It is the first item listed in the van den Bergh Reflection Nebulae Catalog. To the upper left of Vdb1 lies the curiously shaped Herbig Haro object, HH161. HH object are associated with newly born stars and are formed when narrow jets of gas ejected by young stars collide with clouds of gas and dust nearby. Star rays are reflections from bright nearby star, Beta Cassiopeiae.

Coordinates       :

00h 11' +58d 46'

Date Imaged       :

October 5, 2015

Lens       :

N16 f4.5

Camera       :

QSI 683

Exposure       :

5.6 hours

Filter       :

LRGB 155:75:60:45 minutes

Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio