Takahashi FSQ-106ED @ f/5.0 scope
Losmandy G11 mount
SBIG STF-8300M camera
Baader LRGB filters
Total LRGB exposure = 15.75 hrs.
Nature created this happy accident, about 450 light years from Earth, in the Taurus Molecular Cloud. Beverly Lynds included the object in her Catalog of Bright Nebulae in 1965. She gave it a brightness value of four out of six, with one being the faintest.