Object Constellation Right Ascension Declination
V838 Monoceros 7:04 -3.8
Scope Focal Length FOV Camera
Takahashi Epsilon 130 435mm about 45'x33' SBIG ST-2000XM
Date Start Exposure Location
12/9/2002 23:20 50 minutes (10 x 5min) Temecula, CA
This ring around the variable star V838 Monocerotis is believed to be a "light echo" from surrounding dust.
See this Astronomy Picture of the Day and this very nice image by Chris Schur for more information. Also see this news release.
Image cropped for web display. Deep red filter (B+W 091).
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