vdB 1 + GN 00.08.88

 

The objects in the catalogue of van den Bergh (vdB) are mostly weak reflection nebula. This is the very first of its brothers, by no means stronger then them. A pale blue glow surrounding a group a bright stars which cast their light on interstellar matter. A close companion, but very different in nature, is the faint galactic nebula GN 00.08.88 to the north-east of vdB 1 . Not much is known about this tiny  nebula but it nicely contrasts with the reflection nebula.