(also designated as vdB 141) is commonly known as the Ghost Nebula.
This is due to the ghoulish-appearing figures at the upper left
of the nebula. It is approximately 1,200 light years away, at the
edge of the Cepheus Flare molecular cloud; it is two light years
is a Bok globule, named for Bart Bok, who suggested that these dark
clouds are actually stellar nurseries containing protostars. They
typically will produce double or multiple star systems. The protostars
not yet generate enough heat to be visible through the collapsing
cloud of dust.