The Helping Hand of LDN 1355

A whispy nebulous hand stretching out over a star-filled background
© 2022 Thomas Fuchs

LDN 1355 is a dark nebula in Cassiopeia, vaguely in the shape of an outstreched human hand—the dark dust obscuring the reflection nebula behind it.

Total exposure time: 58h 50' (211,800s)
Image resolution: 5,216 × 3,909px (1.924″/px)
Shot from my driveway near Tucson, AZ in November 2022

Telescope: William Optics RedCat 51 (250mm focal length ƒ/4.9)
Camera: ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Filters: ZWO LRGB filters
Mount: iOptron CEM26

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