LDN 134 Dark Nebula* in Libra

Located at: RA 15 hours 53 minutes 36 seconds, Dec -04 degrees 39 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 22' x 12' Magnitude: -- Class: 5 E G

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 740 minutes  (74 x 10 minute subs), 07/7/8/9/10/11/2009; seeing 2.2-3.1 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 1.6.0.4, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes: * This object is listed in my charting software (Megastar v5.0.12) as a Dark Nebula ... but appears more like a bright area of the sky. A CDS search within 30 minutes of LDN 134 reveals a designation of LBN 004.14+35.71 (HII region) in this field ... I had to take 5 nights of data for this image, as two of the nights had continuous waves of high clouds