Sh2-187 and LDN1317


Sh2-187 and LDN1317

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 15 hours (110x300s L + 3x24x300s RGB)
Date: July & September 2017
Location: Southern Alps, France

The area in Cassiopeia contains a lot of well-known and lesser-known emission nebulae and dark dust lanes. One of the objects, not far from the star Ruchbah is Sh2-187 and the surrounding dust of LDN1317. I think it is a neat little gem that is often overlooked and so I’m happy that I was able to capture it during the past weeks. This little star nursery lies about 4700 ly away from us.


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