Cederblad 51 (Ced51) Reflection Nebula in Orion


These two blue Reflection Nebula,both divided by a dark cloud in front of them,is labeled Cederblad 51.These nebula are embedded in the large emission nebula SFO 17 (red).Star formation is taking place in some Herbig-Haro objects nearby,but outside of our picture.

These nebula landscapes are situated between the well known Orion stars Beteigeuze and Bellatrix.

A larger region of these nebula could be seen HERE in a picture of Bernhard Hubl (Austria).


position (epoch 2000):

Ra.: 05h 32m 00.0s
Decl.: +12°24´00"


image data:

L = 21 x 20min
RGB= 7 x 20min each
Halpha = 11 x 40min
a total of 21.33hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain

FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB GenII filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


here you see the blue Reflection Nebula Ced 51 in a sqaured 21´arc.min. sized FOV.

The dark reversed-Y-shaped object at the bottom is labeled LDN1584.

For full resolution click HERE

a more detailed view of Ced 51 is here:

Last modified on Monday, 15 February 2021 14:22

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