Object name: VDB038
The illuminating star for vdB 38 is HD 34989 a B1 star about 2 degrees north-northwest of Bellatrix which marks Orion's western shoulder. Hipparcos puts the star about 726 light-years from us which then would also be the distance to the nebula. While van den Berg was interested in reflection nebula some of these also have H alpha emission. This is one of those. In fact, it is embedded in a huge cloud of ionized hydrogen. Using only short LRGB exposures I didn't pick up much of it. The entire complex is Sh2-263. Since I picked up mostly the reflection component I've listed it under the vdB 38 designation due to not using the H alpha filter.