VDB31 and dark nebula

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This is a faint but Beautiful blue reflection nebula with accompanying dark nebula from Barnard’s Catalog. They are B27, just belows VDB31, and B26 and B28 below and to the right respectively. This is 8.5 hours of exposure on December 29-31, 2013. Taken with Hyperion 12.5” Astrograph, SBIG STL11000m with session automated by CCDAP5. Click on the image for a larger view. 

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