A little Seahorse in the sky

This is an image of “Barnard 150”, a dark cloud of dust and gas that becomes visible aginst the majestic backdrop of milky way stars and nebulosity. When you turn the image 90° CW then the shape resembles a little seahorse, turning it’s head to the right.

The image was made during two nights 7 and 8 September 2021, using the SharpStar 76mm @ F4,5 and the ASI2600mc, 201x120s or 402 minutes (about 8 hours) under a less-then-optimal sky, bad transparency and sqm 20 so Bortle class 5 or 6 sky.


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Barnard 150

made during two nightsBarnard 150

A Cepheus Jewel box: Cave Nebula

A surprisingly dynamic region in Cepheus, the Cave nebula and surroundings. This image was taken during 4 nights with the little 76mm refractor at F4,5, with the ASI2600MC camera and an IR/UV cutoff filter. Total imaging time almost 18 hours, in subs of two minutes.

Cave Nebula in Cepheus, September 2021 ; TS76EDPH

Copernicus

C11 “Starbright”, ASI290MM, Starizona F/7 reducer F=2000mm

Copernicus, 21FEB2021 C11 F7 ASI290MM