Few astroimagers have the kind of history and spectacular results as Tony Hallas, contributing editor to Astronomy magazine and experienced skyshooter. For years, Tony has pioneered shooting deep-sky objects in color, and his recent image of the dark nebula van den Bergh 142 is one of the greats. Located in the heart of IC 1396, a fantastic emission nebula in Cepheus, this nebula is visible with large amateur scopes on very dark nights. Amazingly, Hallas shot this image during Full Moon from Foresthill, California.
To capture this electric image of the nebula, Hallas used a 14.5-inch RCOS scope at f/7, a QSI 583 CCD camera, and multiple exposures, stacking them into registration for final processing.
For complete astronomical data on the image, see http://www.astrophoto.com/vdB142.htm