Barnard 150 Seahorse Nebula
My latest astro project is Barnard 150. A dark nebula in the constellation of Cepheus. Also known as the Seahorse nebula.
A dark nebula (absorption nebula), is a dense interstellar cloud that obscures the light from objects behind it, such as background stars and emission or reflection nebulae. Interstellar dust grains located in the coldest, densest parts of larger molecular clouds cause light extinction.
- Starfield Optics 8″ Astrograph (native F4) https://bit.ly/3cvNGXh
- Starizona NEXUS .75 reducer/coma corrector for F3 https://bit.ly/3MCijaB
- QHY268M CMOS Camera (https://bit.ly/3Aj23FE), 26mp, 3.76um @ -10C
- QHY CFW3-L 7 position https://bit.ly/3jAp9Sb
- Optolong filters https://bit.ly/3dvhqBa
- Skywatcher EQ6 mount / Skyshed Pier (Skyshedpod.com)
- Pegasus Astro Focus Cube (EAF) https://bit.ly/3dzagfr
- NINA 2.0 for acquisition
- Processed in PixInsight
- Seeing and transparency: average to good
- Total integration time: 20 hours 45min (1min subs at high gain)
- Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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