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LDN1622 / Boggie-man Nebula

Classification: Dark Nebula / LDN1622
Constellation: Orion (ORI)
Object Location: Ra 05h 55m 23s Dec +02° 00’05” (current)
Size & Distance: 15 x 15 Apx 500 light-years

Date & Location: 12-27/28-2013 Little Blair Valley, CA
Exposure: Both nights. Ha 18 @ 30min (bin 1x1) 9hrs total
Optics: Takahashi FSQ106N f5 530mm
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO / ATS 10X36 pier
Camera: FLI-ML6303E @-30c / FLI-PDF focuser / Guiding w/ SV90 CF and ST-402
Filters: Astrodon 3nm Ha
Software: MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS5

Notes: Sky conditions: Good seeing, No wind, Temps dropped from 48° to 22° over the night.
Image Field of view is 119 x 180 arc-min.


LDN 1622, The Boogie Man Nebula, is a dark molecular cloud off the northern edge of the much larger structure known as Barnard's Loop in Orion. This seldom imaged object lies just off the northern extension of Barnard's Loop in Orion. The small molecular cloud is an area of high star formation.