About VDB 152
|Catalogue Name||VdB 152|
|Distance (Light Years)||1400 LY|
|Exposure||L-7x20min R-4x15min G-4x15min B-4x15min Total Integration Time: 5 hours and 20 minutes|
|Equipment||SBIG ST-8300M, Paramount MyT, Astro-Tech 111mm refractor|
|Processing||Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight|
|Imaging Location||Lake San Antonio, CA|
VdB 152 is a faint reflection nebula in the constellation Cepheus. This nebula is possibly the faintest object we have yet attempted to image. This required us to take very long exposures both to bring out the extensive reach of the interstellar dust and to show the dusty brown hue of the nebula. While processing this image, we also used some new techniques that significantly improved the quality of the final result. This was also our first time using our new mount. As a result, while climbing the steep learning curve, we ended up exposing for almost 13 hours, but only got only 5 hours and 20 minutes of useable data.