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#1 biedie

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:51 AM

Hi All,

 

This is one of my most challenging targets so far. The image includes the reflection nebulae VdB 7 and VdB 9 with both a very low surface brightness and also several dark nebulae. Vdb 7 (lower right) lies in proximity of RZ Cassiopeiae. The nebula is located just to the left of this star. The illuminating star however is not RZ Cassiopeiae, but a much weaker star, of eleventh magnitude. Regarding VdB 9, its illuminating star is the fifth magnitude SU Cassiopeiae, a white-yellow dwarf Cepheid, at a distance of about 1,400 light-years from Earth. The two dark nebulae are LDN 1357 (left) and LDN 1355 (right) This group of dark nebulas is sometimes knicknamed as ‘The Helping Hand’ or ‘The Cosmic Hand’

 

Link to the high res picture of the Cosmic Hand

 

Details of equipment and exposures can be found here

 

Thanks for watching!

 

Bart

 

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#2 FredOS

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:07 PM

I can see why it is called the helping hand. Brilliant image.



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:53 PM

Amazing image!  It has a 3 dimensional appearance.



#4 H-Alfa

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:05 PM

What a beauty... And the processing is magnific. Congratulations!

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#5 hobbyknipser

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:13 PM

Hi, Bart,

 

amazing result! waytogo.gif bow.gif  Great depth and processing!

 

I see a head of an Alien with its right arm and hand; hope, that is right.

 

cheers

Andreas



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Posted 06 September 2019 - 01:29 PM

Wow.   I should talk my wife into letting me get that scope.  



#7 44maurer

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:40 PM

Wow.   I should talk my wife into letting me get that scope.  

And a remote observatory



#8 44maurer

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

Great job on this, I love these dark Nebula.



#9 biedie

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:41 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!



#10 schmeah

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 04:05 PM

Insanely remarkable image!



#11 lynnelkriver

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 07:22 PM

Another amazing image from Bart!  All the best, Scott



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 09:23 PM

Awesome image!



#13 atalas

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:52 PM

Wow....awesome...you never disappoint Bartwaytogo.gif



#14 R Botero

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 02:05 AM

Superb again Bart :bow:
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