Object: Reflection nebula VDBERGH 1             Constell: CAS

RA: 00h 11.0m           Decl: +58° 46'          Epoch: 2000
Mag:                    Size: 9'                Type: R

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Hartola, Finland
Date/Time: 23./24.8.1996, 01.00

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 133x              Filter:
Field: 22'              NE Lim.mag: 6.2m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 3 
Weather: +9 °C, no Moon.           

Brightness: 4           Alt:    
Description: Faint but easily visible when comparing this small
nebulous group to a nearby similar group without nebulosity. The
reflection nebula vdB 1 is illuminated by 3 bright (mag. 9)
stars. At first the nebulosity seemed to be uniformly
distributed around the stars but with averted vision it seems to
be a bit extended NW-SE. Brightest near the stars. A sharp and
thin dark lane runs between the stars, oriented NW-SE. This was
seen only with difficulty but was later on confirmed on POSS I.