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LBN468 Herbig-Haro 215

Classification: Reflection and Dark Nebula LBN 468, LDN 1148, 1155, 1158, and Herbig-Haro 215 (PV Cephei)
Constellation: Cepheus (CEP)
Object Location: Ra 20h 40m 14s Dec +68° 38’25” (current)
Size & Distance: 60.0 x 50.0 Apx 1300 light years.

Date & Location: 10-16/17-2017 Joshua Tree National Park, Ca.
Exposure: LRGB 360-66-66-66 L= 24x15 RGB=6x10 + 6x1 ea. (bin 1x1)
Optics: Telescope Engineering Company APO180FL @ f/5.23 using an Astro-Physics TCC160 F/L 941mm.
Mount: Astro-Physics 1200 GTOCP4 / ATS 10x36 pier.
Camera: FLI-ML16200 G1@-25c / FLI CFW2-7 / FLI-Atlas focuser / Guided by SBIG ST-I / w OAG.
Filters: Astrodon G2 LRGB
Software: MaxImDL 6.10, Photoshop CC, CCDStack, Topaz Labs.

Notes: Sky conditions: Good seeing, Light wind, Temp 60°
Image Field of view is 98 x 78 arcmin. North Up.
Reprocessed in 2023

LBN 468 Reflection and Dark Nebula in Cepheus.
This area shows LBN 468, LDN 1148, 1155, 1158, and Herbig-Haro 215 (PV Cephei) also known as the Gyulbuddaghian’s Nebula, similar to Hubble’s variable nebula. HH-215 is the small fan shaped reflection nebula in upper left.

On the LBN brightness scale of 1-6, LBN777 rates at #6 The dimmest.