On a clear dark night, the Milky Way spreads a magnificently dense swath of fine stars dust and intergalactic gas across the sky all the way from Scorpio and Sagittarius in the southern sky and northward towards Cassiopeia. Cygnus the swan flies through one of the most intriguingly complex regions of our galaxy that invites observers to relish time and time again. LDN 886 lays around two moon widths south west from Sadr, the star in the center of Cygnus. The dark nebula is made up of obscuring dust which punctuates the colorful hydrogen clouds and dense star field of that region.
Date Imaged :
August 25 - 29, 2008
Borg 77ED at f/5.5
LRGB 150, 75,75,80min
Stardust Observatory, Baguio, Philippines