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Object Name: VdB 158 Region
Distance: 1,400 Light Years
Magnitude: 9 for VdB 158
Size: 1.5 degrees for LBN 534
Telescope: Borg 71
Exposures: L 18×420 Bin 1, R 24×210 Bin 2, G 24×210 Bin 2, B 24×210 Bin 2
This image was captured from my home in a Bortle 6 zone. I was fortunate to not have any light pollution issues in this image.
VdB 158 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Andromeda. It is illuminated by a bright Type B star identified as HD 222142 and is seen at the top of the check marked shape dust cloud.
The dust cloud that is the shape of a checkmark is LBN 534 or GAL 110-13. It is about 1.5 degrees long.
NGC 7686 is a small open star cluster at the right middle edge of my image. It contains approximately 80 stars.