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VdB 152

Reflection nebula in the constellation Kepheus.

Van den Berg (vdB) 152 is a reflection nebula, 1,400 light years away in the constellation of Kepheus, which glows blue at the end of a dark dust blob called Barnard (B) 175.

VdB 152
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Object: VdB 152
Date of exposures: 12.09.2020, 13.09.2020, 15.09.2020, 16.09.2020
Distance: 1.400 Lightyears
Exposures: Ha 5nm: 55 x 300", Luminance: 182 x 180", RGB: 202 x 180", Sum: 23.8 hrs.
Telescope: 10'', F4 Newton
Focal length: 1000 mm
Filter: Astrodon LRGB, E-Series, H-Alpha 5nm
Camera: ASI 1600 MMC Pro
Guiding: Off Axis Guider, Lodestar
Mount: EQ8

Near the edge of a large molecular cloud, interstellar dust in the region blocks most of the starlight behind it or scatters the light of the embedded bright star, giving parts of the nebula a characteristic blue color. You can also see that the ultraviolet light of the star causes a faint reddish luminescence in the nebular dust.

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Embedded in the left side of the nebula is the Herbig-Haro object HH 450, a beam ejected by a newly forming star. The thin red filaments of a giant supernova remnant, SNR 110.3+11.3, at the bottom right of the epsilon overview image seem to be approaching vdB 152 and may or may not collide with it in the future.

Dengel-Hartl (DeHt) 5 is a HII and OIII region ionized by the white dwarf WD 2218+706 (the blue star in the center of the nebula). Beverly Lynds catalogued the brighter part as LBN 538.