VdB 14, VdB 15 - complex of reflection nebulae in Camelopardalis

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VdB 14, VdB15 - click for hi resolution image
Object: Van den Berg 14, 15 - reflection nebula, Camelopardalis
Coordinates: RA: 03h 30m 18.0s DE: +59° 34' 00" (J2000)
Location, date: Jedlová v Orlických horách (2.9.2011) Bělečko (3.9.2011), Czech Republic
Telescope: newton 200/800 mm, reducer/corrector 2" ASA 2KORRR 0.73x
Focal lenght, speed: 585 mm, f/2.9
Camera: G2-8300 Moravian Instruments
Senzor: KAF-8300, 17.96 x 13.52 mm, pixel 5.4 um
Expozure: RGB = 180:150:370 min, bin 1x1
Filter: Astronomik LRGB filter set 31 mm
Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ6-Pro SynScan
Pointer: Pentax SDHF, 75/500 mm

Complex of reflection nebulae in constelation Camelopardalis is part of molecular cloud laying between Perseus, Camelopaedalis, Cassiopeia and Auriga. Nebulosity glows with light reflected by fine dust surrounding two supergiant stars HD 21291 (B9 Ia) and HD 21389 (A0 Ia) [1], members of star association Cam OB1-A, place of new stars genesis, in distance about 975 pc far from Earth (3188 light yeras)[2]

[1] Handbook of Star Forming Regions Vol. I, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2008, Bo Reipurth, ed.

[2] David A. Lyder, The stars in Camelopardalis OB1: Their distance and evolutionary history, The Astronomical Journal, 2001, (122), 2634