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LBN 603

Lynds’ Bright Nebula 603 is a faint nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen. Lynds’ brightness scale of 1 (brightest) to 6 (dimmest) has this one at a 6. The dark nebula regions also have catalog numbers: LDN 1295 is at the center of the image, TGU H809 lies to the left of center, and LDN 1296 lies above the others in the dust. (3.6-inch Astro-Tech AT90EDT refractor at f/6.7, SBIG ST-8300M CCD camera, LRGB image with exposures of 120, 40, 40, and 40 minutes, respectively)
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