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Photographer:

Hunter Wilson

Email:

hwilson429@aol.com

Location of Photo:

Lexington, Ohio

Date/Time of photo:

December 11, 2009

Equipment:

SBIG ST-4000XCM, APM/TMB 130/780 Refractor, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount.

Description:

LDN 1622 and 1621 in Orion, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 16x15min, Imager Temp -20C. Lynds' Dark Nebula 1622 lies just outside and east of Barnard's Loop in the constellation Orion. It can be seen as a small inclusion in a northeastern wispy branch of emission nebulosity connected to the Loop. LDN 1622 is thought to be much closer than Orion's more famous nebulae, perhaps only 500 light-years away. Also known as the "Boogeyman" or "Phantom" nebula, it appears as a spectral presence with glowing red eyes drifting through the sky.

Website:

http://orionskies.com

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