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.