vdb 141 – The Ghost Nebula in Cepheus

Photo Details:

Telescope: TEC140 f/5.2

Camera: QHY695A

Mount: Paramount MyT

Exposure: 28,5h L 85x600s, R 62x300s, G 52x300s, B 58x300s, binx1

Date and place: 09.2019, Observatory E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

The Ghost Nebula is a reflection nebula that has several stars embedded within the nebula. These stars give the nebula an eery brown color. The nebula itself consists of numerous Bok globules – areas where the dust and gas is condensing to form protostars. The dark nebula to the right of vdb 141 is LDN 1435. Within this nebula is a Herbig Haro object known as HH 157 which is probably a binary star system in formation. Also known as Sh2-136, the Ghost Nebula is about 2 light years across and 1200 light years away.