vdB 151

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:
Continuing my trek through the van den Bergh catalog of reflection nebulae, here is vdB 151.  This is another faint nebula around a bright star, in this case BNU 8, a 4.5 magnitude double in the constellation Lacerta.  The nebula has some fine tendrils just north of the star.
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB151-LRGB.jpg

BNU 8 is a K3III spectral class star about 563 Ly distant, with a luminosity of approximately 383 x the sun.

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB151.html

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Clear skies,

Gregg
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