Gyulbudaghian's Nebula (PV Cephei, HH 215) Bright Nebula in Cepheus
Center of field at approximately: RA 20 hours 44 minutes 39 seconds, Dec +67 degrees 51 minutes 52 seconds
Size: variable Magnitude: -- Class: Reflection
North is up
West to the right
8" f5 Newtonian reflector
ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56
Lumicon Red filter, 1000 minutes (100 x 10 minute subs), 07/14/15/16/17/19/20/21/2012; seeing FWHM 2.8-3.8 per CCDStack
CCDStack 2.66.4490.32361, Photoshop CS5.1
Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, California 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)
|Notes:||An interesting field in this dusty region of Cepheus ... The
variable nebulosity is illuminated by the variable star PV
Cephei ... the dusty nebulosity extending to the south southwest (lower
right) of Gyulbudaghian's
Nebula is part of a very large region of bright nebulosity catalogued as
LBN 468. See this color (south up)
wide image by Harel Boren.
Also, see this color
close-up by Adam Block.
See my 14.5" f5 Newtonian film image of Gyulbudaghian's Nebula. This page has an animation of the nebula's changes ...