IC 1995

20 minutes exposure. Kodak Ektachrome 400 slide film.
5" f/5 refractor at prime focus.

IC 1995 is a large but faint reflection nebula, situated about 2 degrees north-east of the Pleiades in Taurus. The extreme faintness of this nebula can be gauged from just how bright the Pleaides nebulosity appears in the lower right cornor. The actual nebula is the faint, irregular patch of blue surrounding the bright star in the middle of the photograph. This is an object that requires a much longer exposure in a less smokey sky.