LDN1251 – Molecular Cloud in Cepheus

LDN1251 (Lynds’ Dark Nebula) is part of a molecular cloud structure in the constellation Cepheus. This is a region including several Herbig-Haro objects. These are visible as small red patches of nebulosity associated with newly born stars. Also on this image are distant galaxies, obscured by the molecular dust, the most prominent being PGC166755 (Left) and PGC69472 (Center). LDN1251 is about 1000ly away from Earth.

LDN1251

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 9 hours (46x300s L + 3x20x300s RGB)
Date: July 2018
Location: Southern Alps, France

 

ASTROBIN Image of the Day July 26th 2018

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