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LBN 437

Dust cloud LBN 437 in constellation of Lacerta contains a symmetrical reflection nebula associated with the Herbig star LkHa 233, which is also catalogued as V375 Lacertae. This star is also host to a bipolar jet and professional observations have detected multiple small Herbig Haro objects.


LBN 437 is associated with the very large faint emission nebula Sh2-126, which is ionized by the star 10 Lacertae. LBN 437 belongs to the class of cometary globules.


LBN 437 is estimated to be about 1200 light years away but there have been multiple distance estimations based on many different methods. Whilst it makes a perfect target for astrophotographers, it is possible to visually observe the X-shaped reflection nebula.


Imaged @DSW remote observatory

FSQ106/QSI683wsg/Paramount MyT


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Uploaded on March 9, 2018