Barnard 150 – The Seahorse Nebula

Barnard 150 is a dark nebula visible in the Cepheus constellation at a distance of 1,200 light-years. It is also known as the Seahorse Nebula due to its shape. This nebula is rich in interstellar cloud with a density in regions that is great enough to cause the obstruction of light emission from nearby stellar objects. The obstruction of light is seen as dark regions within the image. This image is an experiment of what I could achieve with a relative short integration time, while trying to bring out the different shades of the dark nebula.

Barnard 150

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 3 hours (21x300s L + 3x5x300s RGB)
Date: April – May 2019
Location: Southern Alps, France

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