Lynd's Dark Nebula 1082 aka Barnard 150 in Cepheus - LRGB

LDN1082 aka Barnard 150

LDN 1082 aka Barnard 150, also known as Seahorse Nebula, is a dark molecular cloud of dust in Cepheus constellation, so thick, that it absorbs all the light that comes from the stars behind it. 

This molecular cloud is part of our Milky Way galaxy, one of the 182 objects cataloged by astronomer Edward E. Barnard and it lies at about 1200 Light Years away. 

This nebula is about 1 degree in size or the width of two Moons.

11/8/8 x 10 min each of RGB, 27x10 min Luminance
Camera: Moravian G4 (16803) w Gen II Astrodon RGB and H-Alpha
Scope: Astrophysics AP155EDF Refractor w Focus Boss II
Mount: Paramount MX
Guiding SBIG ST402ME attached to a Borg 60mm guidescope
RGB and Luminance processing in PixInsight; Blend of Luminance w RGB and clean-up of column defect and save-for-web in PS CC

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Lucknow, Ontario
Sept 2022