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Dusty field in Cepheus - LBN444, LDN1089, Sh2-130 - LRGB

Started by Roberto, May 18, 2023, 09:26:03

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Finally managed to complete this one on Wed/Thursday after acquiring data for it since February...it may well be the last DSO image now until August.
A very nice region in Cepheus with plenty of bright and dark nebulae and a Sharpless emission object.  Imaging it in the early hours in February, March, April and May helped me avoid some of the light pollution to the north from London.  Usual tandem refractor setup.   
Trying to emulate the beautiful wider field images of Maurice Toet (https://www.mauricetoet.nl/DeepSky/i-kWQgQc8/A) and Terry Hancock (https://www.astrobin.com/6mfj8b/) although both of these were taken with Tak Epsilons which are super fast reflectors.

Details can be found here:  https://www.astrobin.com/p7zu30/D/

Dates: 14 Feb 2023 ·  24 Mar 2023 ·  20 Apr 2023 ·  11 May 2023 ·  12 May 2023 ·  15 May 2023 ·  16 May 2023 ·  17 May 2023
Frames: OSC - 126×300″(10h 30′)
Luminance IDAS LPS-P2 50 mm: 65×600″(10h 50′)
Integration: 21h 20′
Avg. Moon age: 18.52 days
Avg. Moon phase: 25.08%

It is located here: 


RGB wider field

Check the annotated frame online.



Great result Roberto.  Wasn't able to find any info on these targets, and only thing I managed to identify was Sh2-130.  Do you have anything to add I can mention at the meeting?



Thank you Carole.  No, there's not much information on those besides that they are molecular clouds within the milky way in Cepheus...not sure about the distance or how large they are though.