NGC 1999: Reflection Nebula in Orion

ec9ab6d64a217232ca1353edb2ec6d58.1824x0_q100_watermark NGC 1999 is a dust filled bright nebula with a vast hole of empty space represented by a black patch of sky, as can be seen in the photograph. It is a reflection nebula, and shines from the light of the variable star V380 OrionisNGC 1999 lies about 1500 light-years away in the constellation Orion, just south of Orion’s well known emission nebula, M42.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Intes Micro MN84
Imaging cameras: QSI 583 wsg
Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, PixInsight
Filters: Astrodon Luminance, Astrodon RGB filter set
Dates: Dec. 28, 2013
Astrodon Luminance: 12×900″
Astrodon RGB filter set: 90×900″
Integration: 25.5 hours

Author: Dean Salman

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
20 April 2014