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NGC 1999 in Orion

About this object

NGC 1999 is located in the constellation Orion, south of the great Orion Nebula. It's a reflection nebula which is illuminated by the variable star V380 Orionis. In the image, it's the bluish area near center with a dark, inverted T shaped area. Right next to this dark area is the variable star V380 Orionis. The area also contains a copious amount of red emission nebula and bright red knots which are HERBIG-HARO objects. A second unnamed reflection nebula is on the right side of the image below a bright blue star. It looks more yellowish. This image combines 35hrs of data taken through Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, 5nm Ha and 3nm OIII filters.
Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVX 152 refractor @f8 1200mm FL
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: QSI 683
  • Filters: Astrodon
  • Exposure (min): LRGBHaOIII: 300:350:270:280:500:420 Lum bin 1x1, Color 2x2, 35hrs
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Auto Pilot 5
  • Guiding: StarlightXpress Lodestar X2
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8,
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Sky: Typical SQM 19.6-20.0, Bortle 5, Suburban
  • Date: Nov 19-Jan 20
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