LDN 673 Dark Nebula in Aquila

Located at:* RA 19 hours 20 minutes 54 seconds, Dec +11 degrees 13 minutes 12 seconds

Size: >60' (55' x 15') Magnitude: -- Class: 6 Ir

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, 710 minutes (71 x 10 minute subs), 08/28/29/30/31/2010; 2.4-3.3 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.11.3874.21660, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:* This very photogenic dark nebula in Aquila is not listed in my charting software (Megastar v5.0.12). I saw this beautiful color image of LDN 673 by Bernhard Hubl, and just had to give it a try. There are many named objects in this field ... here is Bernhard's image marked with a few of them. The center coordinates listed are from the CDS