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Location of Photo:

San Carlos, California

Date/Time of photo:

August 1, 2021


AP1200GTO, Takahashi TOA-130NFB, ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro, Radian Triad Ultra Narrowband Filter 2”


In Cepheus, a massive pillar of dark dust laced with hydrogen forms hot, blue stars over millions of years. Details: Takahashi TOA-130NFB refractor with ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro camera. Stack of 262 x 300s exposures totaling 21 hours 50 minutes through a Radian Triad Ultra Narrowband filter. Shot at f/7.7, 1x1 binning.