LBN 587 - The Matterhorn Nebula

LBN 584 and LBN 589 are relatively weak extended H-alpha emission nebulae in the constellation Cassiopeia. This object is seldom photographed on its own as main target and little scientific information is available.

It is likely related to the apparently close and significantly larger NGC 7822 complex and sometimes photographed when capturing that object at shorter focal lengths. However the H-alpha structures are interesting and diverse in this region of the sky.

The brightest structure LBN 598 resembles a steep mountain peak, so we call this nebula - The Matterhorn Nebula. Or does it look more like the famous K2?

Photographed from Bamberg, Germany under Bortle 5 conditions.

  • Category

    Emission Nebula

  • Coordinates

    RA 00h 04m 00s
    DEC +68° 34′ 00″

  • Distance

    3000 ly

  • Apparent Mag


  • Equipment

    TS ONTC8 200/800 Astrograph
    Skywatcher AZ-EQ6
    QHY 294m pro

  • Exposure

    L: 20 x 180 s
    R: 20 x 180 s
    G: 20 x 180 s
    B: 20 x 180 s
    Ha: 204 x 180 s
    Total Integration: 14.2 h

  • Publication Date


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