vdB 130 / Barnard 344 – Clouds in the Sadr Region

vdB 130 / B344

Colorful Star Clouds in Cygnus

Colorful Star Clouds in Cygnus

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Stars can form in colorful surroundings. Featured here is a star forming region rich in glowing gas and dark dust toward the constellation of the Swan (Cygnus), near the bright star Sadr. This region, which spans about 100 light years, is part of the Gamma Cygni nebula which lies about 1,800 light years distant. Toward the bottom of the image is Barnard 344, a dark and twisted dust cloud rich in cool molecular gas. A dramatic wall of dust and red-glowing hydrogen gas forms a line in the picture center. While the glowing red gas is indicative of small emission nebulas, the blue tinted areas are reflection nebulas – starlight reflecting from usually dark dust grains. The Gamma Cygni nebula will likely not last the next billion years, as most of the bright young stars will explode, most of the dust will be destroyed, and most of the gas will drift away.

vdB 130 / Barnard 344 in Cygnus

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Technical card

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Object vdB 130 / Barnard 344 / LBN 234
Imaging telescopesCelestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph 11″
Imaging cameraQHY268M
Mount iOptron CEM60
GuidingGuidescope 130mm, ZWO ASI 120M
FilterBaader 3.5 / 4nm f/2 Ultra-Highspeed-Filter-Set 50mm² (H-alpha / O-III / S-II), Baader R, G, B (50mm²)
AccessoriesBaader UFC, Baader UFC-Tilter,  Celestron Focus Motor for SCT
Integration30 hours, H-Alpha: 220×180″, OIII: 170×180″, SII: 160×180″, RGB each: 120×30″
Dates of recording13 nights between June 2022 and July 2022
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