LBN 406 – The Laughing Skull Nebula


Bob Franke

Chino Valley, Arizona USA

Telescope or Lens Use: Takahashi FSQ-106ED
Mount: Losmandy G11
Aperture: 4.0″
Focal Ratio: F/5
Camera: SBIG STF-8300
Filters: Baader LRGB

Beverly Lynds Bright Nebula (LBN) 406 is a very faint Molecular Cloud in the constellation Draco. On her brightness scale of 1 to 6, Lynds classified this nebula as a barely visible, 1. The stellar winds have created some interesting shapes. This area is often called The Laughing Skull Nebula.

Total LRGB exposure: 19 hrs.