Lynds Bright Nebula (LBN) 552, Cohen 129, LDN 1228; Cepheus
Astro Systeme Austria N12 f/3.5 astrograph
KAI-11000M; SBIG STL
Total Exposure 6.3 hours; LRGB 170:70:70:70 minutes; unbinned
April 2008; Inkom, ID
Comments: This region of the sky has been rarely imaged and is largely unexplored.This may be the first detailed image taken by an amateur, since no other image of it can be found utilizing internet search resources. This region in Cepheus does offer delicate reflection nebulae that have been cataloged by Beverly T. Lynds, University of Arizona, in 1965. This catalog was made from studying the red and blue plates taken by the 48-inch Palomar Sky Survey. Note the chain or cascade of stars located in the mid-right of the image. Cohen 129 is the small yellow nebula just slightly up and to the right of center (Ref). A wider amd deeper image of this region may be seen here.