An interesting and not often imaged emission nebula lies quietly in the northern skies between the constellations Cepheus and Lacerta. It is quite faint but is rich in both hydrogen and oxygen. Sulfur is also present but to a much lesser extent.


Estimates on its distance from earth vary with 10,000 light years being commonly accepted.

OTA:  Vixen VC200L

Camera:  Atik 460ex w/EFW2 filter wheel

Filters:  Astrodon Ha/OIII/SII  (3nm)

Mount: AP Mach1

Exposure:  Ha:OIII:SII    240:140:120  (m)

Data obtained:  July 2015

Meadowlark Ridge Observatory
Meadowlark Ridge Observatory