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.

CDS image for Herbig-Haro 215; CDS information for PV Cephei.

See my 14.5" f5 Newtonian film image of Gyulbudaghian's Nebula. This page has an animation of the nebula's changes ...