Lynd's Dark Nebula 1251 aka The Rotten Fish Nebula - in Cepheus - LRGB

LDN 1251

LDN 1235, also known as The Rotten Fish 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. 

19/18/16 x 10 min each of RGB, 38x10 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 in Photoshop. Save-for-web in PS CC

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Here is the same data but the LRGB combine was done all in PixInsight. I like the PS version more but ... What do you think?

LDN 1251

Lucknow, Ontario
Oct 2022