LDN 1251 is a complex nebula in the constellation Cepheus, containing reflective dust and gas. Its nickname is the Rotten Fish Nebula. The acronym “LDN” refers to Lynd’s Catalog of Dark Nebulae.
LDN 1251 is quite close to us, about 1,000 light years away.
When the light (emitted or reflected) of this nebula “left” to hit my photographic sensor, Robert II “the Pious” was king of France. William the Conqueror had just built the Tower of London and the Vikings arrived on Canadian soil.
🔭: ASA Newton 254/950 F3.6
⚙️: Paramount MyT
📷: ZWO ASI2400MC
🕶: IDAS LPS-P3
🎯: Skywatcher Evostar72ED + ASI290MM mini
💻: TheSkyX pro, NINA, PHD2, AstroPixel Processor, PixInsight, Photoshop
⏱: 27h20′ (164 x 300”)
🌍: Lorraine, France
📆: Over 3 nights : February 25,26,27 2022