LBN 558 and LDN 1250-1246 in Cepheus

MOUSE OVER for processing by Edoardo Radice. Click on the image for a high res version. Or look at the highres processed by Edoardo Radice.

At +75° North some treasures of Cepheus are hidden and only very long exposures are able to capture all the faint details and subtle colors such as this "Lynds Dark Nebula" LDN 1250 (left) and LDN 1246 (right). Both are encircled with the light of the "Lynds Bright Nebula" LBN 558 (in truth not so bright...). In the middle a galaxy is partially covered, LEDA 166755, mag. 15.9. On the left side instead is present the galaxy UGC 12160, mag. 15.5. Both are better visible in the 100% details below.
I imaged this nebula during 4 nights at Colle dell'Agnello (Italian Alps), and I collected more than 13 h of exposure.

NOTE ABOUT PROCESSING: I would like to thank Edoardo Radice for re-processing my raw files with PixInsight and obtaining a much more detailed view of this field. Look also at his post on Astrobin.

Technical Data
Optics TEC 140
Focal Length
1011 mm
Focal Ratio f/7.2
Exposure Time Total 13 h 40 min, LRGB 450:130:120:120 min (single exp of 10 min)
CCD SBIG STL-11000M @-35°C and -30°C
Location Colle dell'Agnello (CN, Italian Alps) at 2700 m height
23-24-25-27 August 2014 (four nights, but the third one only of a few hours due to incoming clouds)
Mount Gemini G-41
Tracking Lodestar on an 80mm f/5 refractor
Temperature and humidity T= from 0 to +9 °C, RH= from 51 to 92%
Sky brightness at zenith (with SQM-L) 21.3-21.6 mag/arcsec^2
Notes North at top.

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