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      ​                                                             LDN1251 Dark Nebula 

     LDN 1251 (Lynd's Dark Nebula) is a molecular cloud of dust and gas, lies in constellation of Cepheus about a 1000 light years away from us.  LDN1251 is a low mass star forming region  and it’s a part of a much larger dust complex of dark nebula called LBN558. Inside of a major clump of dust to the left, there is a very faint groups of stars imbedded in the dust, these are newborn stars including Herbig-Haro objects. Their precise location visible on annotated version. Two peculiar background spiral galaxies also can be easily spotted in the image. The PGC69472 on the left and PGC166755 in the center. 

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Technical Info:

Optics :          Takahashi FSQ106-EDX4 @ F3.6 @ 380 mm

Camera :        QSI 660 WSG-8 

Filters :          Astrodon Gen 2 E-Series - LRGB Filter Set - 1.25"

Mount :          NEQ-6 Pro (Self Hypertuned/Belt Mod)​

Guiding:         QSI OAG + SX Lodestar X2  

Acquisition :    Voyager 2.3.3.  

Exposure :       L     (1x1) -   58 x 300     4 Hours 50 Minutes

                      R     (1x1) -   38 x 300     3 Hours 10 Minutes 

                      G     (1x1) -   36 x 300     3 Hours

                      B     (1x1) -   36 x 300     3 Hours

                      

                      Total Exposure: 14 Hours

​Processing :    PixInsight 01.8.8-9

Date:             (13.08.2021 - 03/09/2021)