Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi TOA-130
Imaging camera: Starlight Xpress H694 Mono CCD
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi TOA-130
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Focal reducer: TOA-645 Super Reducer
Integration: 14.8 hours
Avg. Moon age: 13.80 days
Avg. Moon phase: 95.05%
Astrometry.net job: 214226
RA center: 106.130 degrees
DEC center: -10.458 degrees
Orientation: -95.755 degrees
Field radius: 0.574 degrees
Locations: San Jose, CA, San Jose, California, United States
This nebula is part of a larger region known as the Seagull Nebula. It's an HII region and emission nebula with an embedded star - HD 53367 - wich ionizes it. HD 53367 is a young 20 solar mass star with a 5 solar mass companion in a highly elliptical orbit.
It's at a distance of 3750 lightyears from earth and has a diameter of ~100 lightyears.
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