Lynds Dark Nebula 1251

Lynds original catalog of dark nebulae was published in 1962. The catalog contains dark nebulae that were identified by Lynds’ visual inspection of the Palomar-Schmidt photographs. The clouds had to be visible on the red and blue photographs to be recorded. The original catalog contained 1802 objects. LDN 1251 is a Dark Nebula in the Constellation Cepheus.  This image is a composite of 69 fifteen minute LRGB images photographed through a 106mm Takahashi Telescope.



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