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Stellar Shot of the Week 03/09/2017

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Dark Nebula Barnard 150 by Craig and Tammy Temple

Craig and Tammy Temple took this image of The Seahorse Nebula using their Stellarvue SVR105 Refractor at f/7, QSI683wsg-8 camera and Astrodon LRGB filters on their EM-200 Temma2 mount. 

They said, "In the constellation Cepheus lies this dark nebula called Barnard 150. The dark regions of these kind of nebulae are dense interstellar dust areas that obscure the light and stars behind them, leaving black, "blank" regions amidst star fields. This nebula is sometimes called the Seahorse Nebula, because the dark regions look similar to the shape of a seahorse."

Image by Craig and Tammy Temple. Original can be seen here: 

https://cntastro.smugmug.com/Astrophotography/Nebulae/Dark-Nebulae/i-7tVk3Pp

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