This is a very faint dusty nebula just a few degrees north of the famous Andomeda Calaxy (M31). It’s eight hours of exposure October 1-3, 2014. Our weather always seems to be good when the moon is out, which is the worst time for color photography, so I experimented a bit finding an object that was in the opposite side of the sky from the moon, and used processing techniques to reduce the moon’s color pollution. This worked rather well I think, although the image is a bit soft due to weahter conditions and processing artifacts. Click on the image for a more detailed view. 

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