This cosmic pillar stretches for approximately 1,400 light years along the northern part of the Milky Way,
in the constellation Cepheus. Near the edge of the large molecular cloud, pockets of dust block all light
from the stars in the background or weaken the light of the brightest star at the top, this star giving the
nebula its characteristic blue color.
At the bottom right of the image is a planetary nebula LBN 538 (red / blue). Discovered in 1979 and
first described in an article in 1980 by Dengel, Hartl and Weinberger.
ASA Newton 250/950 F3.6
ZWO ASI2400MC à -10°C + rotateur Artesky
IDAS LPS-P3 et IDAS NBZ Nebula Boost
Skywatcher Evostar72ED + ASI120MM mini
TheSkyX pro, MaxPilot, FocusMax, AstroPixel Processor, PixInsight, Photoshop
44h5′ (68x 900” Filtre NBZ, 83×300″ et 121×600″ Filtre LPS-P3)
31 August, 1er, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 et 8 September 2021