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Can someone tell me what is it?

I use Stellarium since a long time ago and I never saw this "cloud"

Its cannot be Small/Large Magellanic Cloud becouse I'm in the north hemisphere (Serbia)

Its actually behind Aldebaran if its in the middle than Orion i left and Pleades is right from it :D

Maybe if someo can tell me what that is so I can photograph it :)

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Littleguy80    679

Based on some SkySafari searching, I think it's IC2087 which is apparently a 10th magnitude bright nebula

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10 minutes ago, Knight of Clear Skies said:

Some kind of reflection nebula I think. It's not visible in this image (Aldebaran is on the left), so you'd need to go deeper than ~20 minutes at f5.6.

Yes it is, I find an image 1h exposure at f2.8

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Davey-T    8,866
5 minutes ago, serbiadarksky said:

Its look like a nebula

Not if it's white ?

Dave

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JOC    1,128

Could be a thumb print on the glass ;-) 

I wouldn't have the first idea tbh, but it does look like an interesting 'smudge'.

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Nyctimene    347

Looks like an artifact (don't know of what kind); the size (about 4°x 2°), the shape and the brightness are quite untypical for any celestial object. It also does not look like a part of the Milky Way. The California nebula is far off.

PSA and my older Stellarium version (0.12.4) do not show any objects that large in this region.

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harrym    104

It's trying to show the dark nebula Barnard 22. IC 2087 is the little bright nebula in the middle of B22.

IC-2087-master_crop2.jpg

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Dave In Vermont    4,479

It helps to identify these type of objects, when Stellarium is giving you lots of star' names in a gasous cloud, by turning off the stars altogether:

 

stellarium-556.thumb.png.4f255ad875a639f168635b2e4dc34f8d.png

 

So your phenomena seems to be this non-descript nebulae. It's hard to see in this screenshot, but the view on the actual program shows the outline - which looks just like your 'cloud.'

Oh yeah - I'm running the Stellarium Trunk version 0.90.0.9796

Hope this helps,

Dave

 

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