LDN 1251

LDN 1251

Down in the Cepheus molecular complex, lays this dark nebula. Its elongated shape is due to the interaction with the bubble of a supernovae explosion.
The red stains inside the darkest part of the nebulae are Herbig-Haro objects caused by new born stars forming. New worlds are going to rise there.

Shooting Data

– RGB shot, with UV/IR cut filter
– 31 600″ Light frames at -10°C / gain 120
– 31 dark/flat/darkflat frames
– ASI 294MC pro camera
– Skywatcher AZEQ6
– Skywatcher 200/1000 PDS

Frames captured on 18th of september in Febbio (Italy) under
Bortle 3 / SQM 21.6 sky

Postproduction made with PixInsight for image stacking and Photoshop/Camera raw for the color balancing and noise reduction.

HiRes on Astrobin: https://www.astrobin.com/c3urpw/