vdB 111 (LBN 88, GN 17.16.4) Bright Nebula in Ophiuchus

Located at: RA 17 hours 18 minutes 48 seconds, Dec +06 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds

Size: 9' x 6' Magnitude: -- Class: Reflection

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, 740 minutes  (74 x 10 minute subs), 08/15/16/17/19/20/22/2009; seeing 2.2-3.0 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 is my result to re-image this blue object. See here for the first unfiltered attempt. This object is fairly faint, and using a red filter may not be the best tactic ... over the six days I imaged this field, I had a combination of smoke and fog, either terminating or compromising some of the imaging sessions. Of the six imaging days, only two were 'normal' for my location