vdB 107

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

vdB 107 is a bright nebula in Scorpius around the 1st magnitude Antares.  The normal blue of a reflection nebula is overwhelmed in this case by the orange-red color of the Rival of Mars:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB107-LRGB.jpg

Here is a tone-mapped monochrome image that shows the nebulosity somewhat better:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB107-mono.jpg

The bright globular M44 is just to the west while the smaller globular NGC 6144 is partially hidden by the nebulosity.

Image data here:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB107.html


 Clear skies,

Gregg

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