LDN 1188 and LBN 496

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Location / Date

Zellerndorf, October 2018

Telescope / Mount / Guiding

ASA 10" Astrograph, ASA 3" Wynne-Corrector (focal length 910mm)
ASA DDM60, no Guiding

Camera / Exposure

Moravian G3-16200, Astrodon filters

Lum    95 x 10min
R        18 x 10min
G        18 x 10min
B        18 x 10min
Hα       27 x 20min

Total exposure time: 33h 50min


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Located in the constellation Cepheus, this area is a mix of HII regions, molecular clouds, dust, reflection and emission nebulas.

LDN 1188 is a dark cloud complex with high star forming activities. It is part of a large complex of HII regions and dark clouds which contains also LDN 1204 and Sh2-140, which are located about 2 degrees north.

LBN 496 (DG 180) is a small blue reflection nebula, embedded in clouds of dust.
DG 181, DG 182 and GN 22.14.9 are brighter parts of an area of a faint blue reflection nebula between the dark nebula complexes LDN 1175 and LDN 1184.

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