Imaging the black claw of Vulpecula – vdB126

vdB 126 is a reflection nebula in constellation Vulpecula. To me it looks like a black claw with at least 4 fingers.

I like the many stars in this region! In this clear night I was able to get 8 good IR frames before the moon rose. For stacking I used DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 with Kappa-Sigma Clipping. The picture is also available in full resolution here. Finally, I decided to put it into my My Top Astro-Pics gallery.

LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectvdB126 (Reflection nebula)
Guidingyes, QHY5-II Mono via OAG
Barlow lensnone
Luminance8x, 600s, bin: 1x1
Red7x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Green7x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Blue7x, 150s, bin: 2x2
Total exposure~2h12min.

Clear skies!

Last updated: June 16, 2022 at 23:33 pm

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