LDN 778 (center) and Alpha Vulpeculae (red giant, top center)      (image above is reduced-size | other sizes:  medium , original)

Distance:  ??? light years to LDN 778 and 297 light years to Alpha Vulpeculae

Telescope Takahashi FS-60C @ f/6.2
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -10C
Filters Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 5x10min L; 2x5min ea RGB (all bin1x1); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)

30 August 2014 - Las Cruces, NM

Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day, 29 Dec 14 (screenshot).

Dark nebula LDN 778 is seen here in the Vulpecula region. The bright orange star near the top center is the red giant Alpha Vulpeculae (or a Vul). In addition, companion dark nebula LDN 772 is at lower right with blue reflection nebula vdB 126 in the same area.

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