This ghostly image was obtained in August 2009 with the vision of wide-field Mosaic Camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. This cloud of cosmic dust, called vdB 141, is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus, approximately 1,200 light-years away.
Sometimes referred to as the "Ghost Nebula", its complicated name is its number in the catalog of reflection nebulae Sidney van den Bergh, published in 1966.
Within the nebula are several stars whose light gives a macabre brown. And you, do you see the ghost?