CED214 in Cepheus

 

CED214

Object:
CED214 in Cepheus
Coordinates:
RA = 00h 02m, DEC = +67 25' 
Telescope:
Televue NP-101 (4-inch f/5.4 APO refractor)
Mount:
Losmandy G11 German Equatorial
Guide Scope:
Stellarvue SV80/9D refractor supported by a Robin Casady TGAD (Tandem Guidescope Aiming Device)
Guide Camera:
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider with PHD guiding software
Imaging Camera:
QSI 583ws
Filters/Exposures:
Astrodon LRGB --- Three 15-minute Luminance exposures (bin 1x1), and two 7.5-minute RGB (bin 2x2), stacked in MaximDL and processed in Photoshop CS6.
Shooting Location:
East Coast Star Party in Coinjock, NC
Date/Time:
14 October 2012  
Comments:
I call this one the "Mad Cow Nebula".  You can see the cow's head in the upper part of the nebula, and he is issuing an obscene jesture with his right hand.  His torso seems to be rather like that of a bee, or hornet.  Being strapped with such a body might well be the reason for his irritation.  He ought to be thankful for the one human hand he possesses.  He clearly needs to attend an anger management class.