IC 4954 – The Little Ghost Nebula

by on Dec.27, 2013, under Image Gallery

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IC 4954, the Little Ghost Nebula, is a reflection nebula in the constellation Vulpecula. Located 8,000 light-years from Earth, this nebula is part of a larger system of newly formed stars. Astronomers estimate the stars in this area to be roughly 4 million years old.

Image credit: Ryan M. Hannahoe and Salvatore Grasso
Exposure time: 26 hours
Equipment Used: 16″ RC Optical Systems Telescope, Bisque Paramount ME, and STX16803 CCD
Location: Perez Observatory at New Mexico Skies, Mayhill – New Mexico


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