An impressive Dark Nebula in Cepheus – Barnard 174

Location of photo
Inzersdorf im Kremstal / Austria
Date/Time of photo
August 2012
Takahashi FSQ 106ED, QSI 583wsg
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.
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