Dark Nebulae  Barnard 174 ... /   Cepheus
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Barnard 174 is an impressive Dark Nebula in Cepheus. Dark nebulae consists of interstellar matter (gas and dust) and absorbs the light of stars behind them. B 174 is an active star forming region and it's cold there: about -263 °C.
This wide field image shows more dark nebulae and mainly on the left side of the image, extensions of the bright nebula LBN 474. This results in a redish haze all over the image.

G53F + Pulsar2,  Tripod: GHS kII Qlock
Telescope Takahashi FSQ 106ED
Camera QSI 583wsg
Filter Astrodon LRGB 1,25''

Exposure L/R/G/B - 30/10/9/8  x 10min 

9h 30min
Software PixInsight, Photoshop

Aug 2012
Inzersdorf im Kremstal / Austria