Object name: VDB111
VdB 111 is a reflection nebula in Ophiuchus around the star HD 156697. According to The Sky 6, the star is a rather white F0III-IV star. As the variable classification indicates it is a variable star that pulsates in size more than in brightness. The range is listed at 6.50 to 6.52 which would be hard to see visually. Since the nebula is very blue it would lie a bit in front of the star to have a color much bluer than the star itself. This is the same effect as the sky being blue from sunlight shining through it. Our star is even redder than this one yet creates a blue sky when it shines through it. When the nebula is behind the star so just illuminated by the star it takes on more closely the color of the star itself. The Sky 6 says the star is at a distance of 28,767,800 AU which would put it about 455 light years from us. This would be virtually the same as the nebula's distance. What few images of it I found on the net usually contain the comment that it is small and uninteresting. Guess I don't see it that way but then nearly everything out there I find interesting.