||Dark Nebula / LDN1622
||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
||Both nights. Ha 18 @ 30min (bin 1x1) 9hrs total
||Takahashi FSQ106N f5 530mm
||Astro-Physics 1200 GTO / ATS 10X36 pier
||FLI-ML6303E @-30c / FLI-PDF focuser / Guiding w/ SV90 CF and ST-402
||Astrodon 3nm Ha
||MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS5
||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.