van den Bergh 149 and 150, LDN1235; Cepheus
Astro Systeme Austria N12 f/3.5 astrograph (LUM)
Takahashi FSQ-106 f/5 astrograph (RGB)
KAI-11000M; SBIG STL (Lum), FLI Microline (RGB)
Total Exposure 10.6+ hours; LRGB 260:120:120:120 minutes, unbinned
April-May 2008; Inkom, ID USA
Comments: These two reflection nebulae are rarely imaged and this image may well be a premiere for amateur astroimaging. vdB 149 is the blue reflection nebula on the center left; vdB150 the center right. The darker nebula just "above" vdB150 is Lynds Dark Nebula 1235. It is likely an Extended Red Emission nebula (ERE). These ERE are galactic dark nebulae at high latitudes that become visible through illumination by the interstellar radiation field. ERE is a dust-luminescence process, which appears in a broad band extending in wavelength across the R-band (Schedler). This image is a composite-hybrid between two images taken with telescopes of different focal lengths. These nebulae have very low surface brightness and pose a significant challenge in imaging them. There are even fainter wisps of dust that make up the sky background. These small clouds are yet uncataloged as far as I can find through research.