Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  B175  ·  VdB152
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VdB 152 (Ced 201), 


            Barry Wilson
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VdB 152 (Ced 201)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO f/7

Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

Focal reducers: William Optics FF/FR IV x0.8

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Luminance E-Series  ·  Astrodon E-Series Green filter  ·  Astrodon E-Series Blue filter  ·  Astrodon E-Series Red filter

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System

Dates:Sept. 27, 2016

Astrodon E-Series Blue filter: 18x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Green filter: 18x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Red filter: 18x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance E-Series: 40x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 7.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.75%

Astrometry.net job: 1337084

RA center: 22h 12' 38"

DEC center: +70° 31' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.475 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 85.738 degrees

Field radius: 0.836 degrees

Resolution: 3260x2450

Locations: Home observatory, Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom


Captured a couple of nights ago on the 27th - and some Ha planned tonight to bring out the narrow red band arcing away from the blue reflection nebula of Ced 201 (just visible in the image if you use your imagination). Cepheus has been a fabulous study for me this summer season with this third image from the dusty constellation - thoroughly enjoyable. I must brace myself for a large mosaic of this area - it is packed with interesting dust, dark and reflection nebula.

I've let the stars halo a little to emphasise the faint dust in the area which is seen often in web images and to preserve the translucent effect. It isn't straightforward to lift the dust from the background noise when deliberately working form a limited data set, so I'm pleased with the results.

Revision B: additional data added and completely reprocessed
Revision C: small boost to saturation
Revision D: small tweaks



  • VdB 152 (Ced 201), 


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VdB 152 (Ced 201), 


            Barry Wilson

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