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LBN 552, LDN 1228

Molecule cloud in Cepheus.

This dusty region in Cepheus is just over 11 degrees distance from Polaris.

LDN 1228
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Object: LDN 1228
Date of exposures: 05.04.2018, 06.04.2018, 07.04.2018, 16.04.2018, 18.04.2018
Exposures: IR Pass: 1080 x 10", Luminance: 1270 x 30", RGB 222 x 300", Sum: 32,1 Hrs.
Telescope: Takahashi Epsilon 130D
Focal length: 430 mm
Filter: Baader IR Pass 685 NM, Baader Luminance, Astrodon RGB E-Series
Camera: Atik 490Exm
Guiding: Off Axis Guider, Lodestar
Mount: EQ8

It consists mainly of a diffuse dark nebula on the right and a light nebula on the left, which were catalogued by Beverly T. Lynds in 1965 as LDN 1228 or LBN 552. Near the center of the image there is a unique orange reflection nebula, which is catalogued as GN 21.00.4 as well as RNO 129 and appears as a hill from the diffuse dusty region. This picture shows only a part of the LBN 552 and LDN 1228 structures, which cover a much larger area and are part of an even larger cloud system in this area of the Milky Way.
This molecule cloud is considered the weakest in the Lynds Bright Nebula catalog (5 and 6 on a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being the weakest).


More of the imaging session in my blog...