NGC 559, LDN 1326; Cassiopeia
Astro Systeme Austria N12 f/3.5 astrograph (Lum)
Tele Vue 127is f/5.2 refractor (color)
KAI-11000M/CM; SBIG M (Lum), CM (color)
Total Exposure Time: 8.6+ hours; L:OSC 250:270 minutes unbinned
September 2009; Inkom, ID
Comments: This region of Cassiopeia as a pervasive veil of dust. It has darker knots of the molecular cloud, such as LDN 1325, but most of teh dust is diffuse. It can be seen here as a slight greyish haze in the stellar background. This dust has caused some blue extinction making the open cluster a slight magenta hue.
The color data image may be seen here and also contains objects such as the HII region Sh2-187 and open cluster NGC 609.