LDN1622 | Peter W. O’Brien

Peter W. O'Brien
Location of photo
Derry NH
Date/Time of photo
September 2007
DSI Pro II behind homebuilt 6" f1.8 astrograph w/H-alpha filter
Probably the most difficult object I have attempted is LDN1622 or the sometimes “Boogieman Nebula”. This interesting and rarely photographed dark nebula lies just across Barnard’s Loop from M78 in Orion. The image was a combination of 112 x 2min frames taken over 3 nights in mid September, a lot of integration time to bring out only some of the detail. I hope this winter as Orion rises higher in the sky I will be able to add more detail and perhaps color to this image.