vdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus.
Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh’s catalog of reflection nebulae, published in 1966.
Several stars are embedded in the nebula. Their light gives it a ghoulish brown color.
Remember, tonight (April 8th) is the best nice to catch Mars glowing brightly! It’ll be approximately at its closest distance to Earth, so it’ll look bigger too. It glows red, and will be visible in the constellation Virgo. Hike up a hill, go to the beach, escape the hazy pollution as best you can to get a good view of this astronomical event :) Happy stargazing! [image source]
(Mars will be almost directly opposite the sun, with the Earth in the middle, in a process known as opposition. Mars opposition happens once every two years, and it previously occurred on March 3, 2012. The planet will be incredibly bright on Tuesday, which makes for a perfect star-gazing event.)