vdB 154, Sh2-150, LBN 520, LDN 1207-9; Cepheus
Astro Systeme Austria N12 f/3.5 astrograph (Lum, Ha)
Tele Vue 127is f/5.2 refractor (Color)
KAI-11000M/CM; M (Lum), CM (color)
Total Exposure Time: 15.75 Hours; LHa:OSC 300:300:345 minutes, unbinned
August 2009; Inkom, ID
Comments: This interesting combination of emission and reflection nebulae in Cepheus is very difficult to process given the large number of stars. The processing goal was to try to bring out as much faint nebulosity as reasonably possible, thus the image appears to have a ground glass appearance from the large amount in the region. This method does tend to washout the colors a bit but to the advantage of bringing faint detail to light. Adding H-alpha to the red channel and some to the blue channel intensifies the delicate HII clouds in the region.
The color data image may been seen here. It shows a wider field of view of the region. The reflection and dark nebulosity can be seen but not in as much detail.