Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)
Barnard 150 (The Running Man), 



    
        

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Barnard 150 (The Running Man)

Barnard 150 (The Running Man), 



    
        

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Barnard 150 (The Running Man)

Equipment

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 22, 2022 ·  Sept. 29, 2022 ·  Sept. 30, 2022 ·  Oct. 3, 2022 ·  Oct. 19, 2022 ·  Oct. 25, 2022
Frames:
Optolong L-Pro 1.25": 235×300(19h 35′) (gain: 120.00) -20°C bin 1×1
Integration:
19h 35′
Avg. Moon age:
11.06 days
Avg. Moon phase:
23.02%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 6642299

RA center: 20h50m23s.5

DEC center: +60°0300

Pixel scale: 2.382 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.737 degrees

Field radius: 1.559 degrees

Resolution: 4000x2486

File size: 7.7 MB

Locations: Home, Dołuje, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland

Data source: Backyard

Description

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Barnard 150, also known as Seahorse Nebula, is a dark molecular cloud of dust in Cepheus constellation, so thick, that it absorbs all the light that comes from the stars behind it. This molecular cloud is part of our Milky Way galaxy, one of the 182 objects cataloged by astronomer Edward E. Barnard and it lies at about 1200 Light Years away. Cloud location on the Milky Way's plane, makes it stand out on the background completely filled with colourful stars of any age and size.

Due to all of the light emitted from these stars, the distinctive, serpent like shape of this molecular cloud can be observed. And with rotation of the image by 90 degrees, one can easily recognise why this cloud inherent a second name of "Seahorse Nebula". This nebula is about 1 degree in size, width of two Moons. What is also interesting about this cloud, as it have 3 highly dense dust cores, which actually is a star formation regions.

This one is a tough one to photograph and post-process. It’s a very dim target, so dim that on a single exposure one can’t see anything but stars. Literally nothing else. My bright suburban sky is not really helping as well. It’s just too bright. So this was kind of a test if I can collect dark nebulae from my garden. But the biggest issue I had as fog. It was very bad. Most of the collected material was in foggy conditions. But that’s my place - can’t do much about it.It was the hardest object I’ve ever processed. All these dark nebulae and gradients due to light pollution and fog made it so hard to deal with…Considering it all I think the outcome is surprisingly good!

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