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LBN 310 and Surrounding Nebulosity, Wide Field

 

LBN 278, LBN 301, LBN 310, LBN 313, LBN 325, LBN 326, LBN 335, NGC 6914, vdB 132

 

The elongated patches of emission nebulae near the image's center are designated LBN 278, LBN 301, LBN 310, LBN 313, LBN 325, LBN 326 and LBN 335 in Lynd's Bright Nebulae (LBN) catalog. They are large and extremely faint emission nebulae located in Cygnus, 4.5 degrees straight west of Deneb, the constellation's brightest star. They belong to a huge nebulae complex which also includes the γ Cygni Nebula Region and the NGC 6914 and vdB132 Region, which are located near the lower left corner of this image. The bright star just outside the lower edge is γ Cygni (Sadr).

The curved appearance and filamentary structure of these nebulae imply that they were formed by a supernova which may have exploded somewhere to the east (left) of this picture.

Central Cygnus Region, zoom lens photograph.
Cygnus East, standard lens photograph.
LBN 310 and Surrounding Nebulosity, Wright-Newtonian CCD-image.
NGC 6914 and vdB132 Region, Wright-Newtonian CCD-image.
γ Cygni Nebulosity, Wright-Newtonian narrow-band natural-color CCD image.
IC 1311 and Surrounding Nebulosity, Wright-Newtonian CCD-image.


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