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There are few hundreds items in the Barnard catalog of dark nebulae. And significant amount of it is placed between Aquila (Eagle) head and Scutum (Shield) top corner 🙂  So around the triangle made of these two stars and M11 Wild Duck open cluster there is pretty lot of dark stuff.

I pointed my widefield setup to this direction while I was on my holidays in Anticiana, Toscana. Even single two minutes frame has shown nice dark patches when stretched. So I collected more frames for both luminance and color and after processing it looks like this:

Dark nebulosity around M11 Wild Duck cluster

Large version here

Quite a lot of things are floating there 🙂 Setup and exposure parameters are: Samyang 135/2 ED lens, QHY163M camera with LRGB Baader filters, iOptron Smart EQ Pro mount, exposure time LRGB 90:24:24:24 minutes, so 162 minutes in total. 

Annotated frame

Large version

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