- Exposure: LRGB
- Luminance binned 1x1, RGB binned 2x2
- L 19x5m, R 15x5m, G 10x5m, B 14x5m
- Telescope: Stellarvue SV152 @ f/7.9
- Mount: MI-250 GoTo
- Camera: SBIG ST-10XME CCD, SBIG CFW-10
- AstroDon E-Series TruBalance Filters
- Location: Casa Cielo Observatory, Santa Barbara, CA
- June 28, 2006, 02:38-04:39 PDT
- June 29, 2006, 04:01-04:31 PDT
- July 3, 2006, 04:35-04:50 PDT
- July 4, 2006, 02:10-02:41 PDT
- July 3, 2006, 03:58-04:24 PDT
- July 4, 2006, 01:33-01:58 PDT
- June 29, 2006, 03:24-03:55 PDT
- July 3, 2006, 03:42-03:52 PDT
- July 4, 2006, 00:56-01:27 PDT
- Processing: Taken in CCDSoft v5 using CCDCommander. Reduced, aligned, combined sub-exposures, Positive Constraint deconvolution to the Luminance, and RGB combine in CCDStack. Lab LRGB combine, selective bluring, contrast adjustment, and saturation boost in Photoshop.
- Name: GM2-41 & LBN 248
- Type: Reflection and Emission Nebula
- Constellation: Cygnus
- Coordinates: 20h 32m 10s RA, 40° 18' 28" Declination (J2000)
- Notes: GM2-41 is the blue reflection nebula. LBN 248 is the brighter emission nebula just below and left of the blue reflection nebula. This is a very active star forming region with many Herbig-Haro (HH) objects and Ha emission stars. See here for some of these objects. Unfortunately my image is not deep enough to capture the HH objects.
I couldn't find another color image of these two targets. If you have one, I'd love to see it!
I first saw this object in a widefield shot I did of the region. You can see that image here. This object is on the far left edge of the wide field image.