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.


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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s