LDN 1251

Dark Nebula

LDN 1251

Distance: 1000 Light-years


Size: 17 Light-years

Age: Not Known

Telescope: Borg 71FL

Camera: QSI 683

Mount: AP 900

Exposures: Luminance 18×420 Seconds Bin 1, RGB 30×210 Seconds Bin 2
LDN 1251 is a dark nebula in the constellation Cepheus. This is a very dim dust cloud that is illuminated from surrounding galactic radiation. It is thought that many dark nebula get their shape from stellar winds that move the dust and give the nebula its unique shape.

This image was captured from a dark sky location. The conditions were generally good and clear with very little wind.



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