[back] IC 4601 (vdB 101/102/103) in Scorpius

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About this Image / Über dieses Bild

Image Type, Orientation: RGB Composite, North is at 12:15h
Exposure time: RGB: 46x300s (3:50h total)
Exposure date:

July 21st,22nd  2022

Location: Capella Observatory at Skinakas, Crete/Greece,robotic (with babysitting from Bad Arolsen/Germany)
Filter: RGB: Internal Bayer-Matrix
Instrument: Ganymed 60cm-Hypergraph in primary focus (f=1840 mm)

Final Image Seeing (FWHM):


Photographer: Josef Pöpsel, Stefan Binnewies, Frank Sackenheim

The bluish reflection nebula with the two embeded double stars is IC 4601 (vdB 102,vdB 103), the yellowish reflection nebula is vdB 101. The two reflection nebulae appear so different due to the different temperatures of the illuminating stars.




Der bläuliche Reflexionsnebel mit den beiden eingebetteten Doppelsternen ist IC 4601 (vdB 102, vdB 103), der gelbliche Reflexionsnebel ist vdB 101. Durch die unterschiedliche Temperatur der beleuchtenden Sterne wirken die beiden Reflexionsnebel so verschieden.

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