LDN 1251 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.

Photographer: Bart Delsaert

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Mount: ASA DDM85
Camera: FLI ML16803
Exposure: 9 hours (46x300s L + 3x20x300s RGB)