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The Details
Object
LDN 1622 in Orion
Optics
Astro-Physics 12" Mak-Cass f/8
Platform
Astro-Physics 1600 Mount with absolute encoders
Camera
FLI 16803 Proline CCD
Filters
Tru-Balance 5 nm H Alpha Filter
Date
Various dates during November 2015
Location
Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Exposure
Ha 61 x 1200 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
ACP, Maxim DL/CCD, , CCDStack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 51' x 51' centered on RA 06h55m44s
DEC+01°56'55" (2000.0) . North angle 270.5 °; east 90° CCW from north.
Notes
This seldom imaged object, Lynd's Dark Nebula 1622, lies just off the northern extension of Barnard's Loop in Orion. The small molecular cloud is an area of high star formation activity currently being studied to determine its relationship with nearby OB star associations. To me the prominent dark lane looks like a horror story character coming out of the mist, so I call it the "Boogie Man" Nebula.

Total exposure time was 20 hours 20 minutes. This image is the result of a collaborative effort between Howard Hedlund of Astro-Physics, Inc. and Dave Jurasevich.

 

 

 

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