McNeil Nebula and V1647 Ori: updates (23 Feb. 2014)

The McNeil Nebula and V1647 Ori on 23 Feb. 2014

The McNeil Nebula and V1647 Ori on 23 Feb. 2014

On 23 Feb. 2014, we visited again the McNeil nebula and V1647 Ori, after we spotted the latter in outburst last Oct and found it still bright at the end of Jan. We found the star in good shape.

As planned, this area of the sky will be monitored for the next weeks, to spot any evolution.

Above is the average of four images, remotely taken with the Planewave 17 robotic unit, each integrated for 300-seconds and the objects are placed in the center of the field of view. Messier 78 is also visible in the upper left.


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