NGC 1579 (LBN 767, Sh2-222) and IC 2067 (Ced 36, GN 04.27.5) Bright Nebulae in Perseus

Center of field at approximately: RA 04 hours 30 minutes 27 seconds, +35 degrees 22 minutes 53 seconds

Size: 7.8' x 5.4' and 1.5' Magnitude: -- and -- Class: Emission (Sharpless 3 2 3) and Reflection (ISM)

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 680 minutes (68 x 10 minute subs), 12/30/31//2011 & 01/1/2012; seeing 2.4-3.8 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.53.4349.21251, Photoshop CS 5.1

Location:

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

Notes: Wanted to get more time on this field, but vacation and high clouds limited me to three nights ...

NGC 1579 is the obvious object to the southwest (lower middle), and IC 2067 is the faint haze about 13 minutes to the NNE (upper left). Both objects are embedded in the Dark Nebula LDN 1482.

See the 14.5" version of NGC 1579.

From the NGC / IC Project:

Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for NGC 1579
NGC 1579 = LBN 767 = Sh 2-222
04 30 14.3 +35 16 47
Size 12x8

17.5" (3/2/02): this bright reflection nebula appears nearly 5' in diameter with 
a prominent, slightly elongated 1.5' central region.  The haze is irregular 
extending outward from this knot with the borders seemingly marked by a half-
dozen stars situated around the periphery including a mag 11 star 2' N, a wide 
pair of mag 11.5-12 stars 1.6' and 2.3' NE and a pair of mag of mag 13 star 
~2.5' S.  Nebulosity extends mostly west and southwest of the central mass with 
a very faint piece to the south.

13": fairly bright, circular, fairly small, appears brightest at the following 
edge.  Forms an equilateral triangle with two mag 11.5-12 stars off the N and NE 
edges both 2' from center.

8": faint nebulosity, diffuse.

- by Steve Gottlieb

No Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 2067