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.
Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 9 hours (46x300s L + 3x20x300s RGB)
Date: July 2018 (data) – September 2020 (processing)
Location: Southern Alps, France