Barnard 174 | Herbert Walter

Dark Nebulae | Herbert Walter
Barnard 174 | Herbert Walter

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 reddish haze all over the image.

Telescope Takahashi FSQ 106ED
Mount G53F + Pulsar2
Camera QSI 583wsg
Exposure L/R/G/B - 30/10/9/8 x 10min Total 9h 30min
Software PixInsight, Photoshop
Location Inzersdorf im Kremstal / Austria