Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Puppis (Pup)
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SH2-302 HaLRGB, 



    
        

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SH2-302 HaLRGB

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SH2-302 HaLRGB, 



    
        

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SH2-302 HaLRGB

Technical card

Dates:Feb. 24, 2020

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 0.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.68%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3297271

RA center: 7h 31' 38"

DEC center: -16° 59' 34"

Pixel scale: 1.242 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.895 degrees

Field radius: 0.473 degrees


Resolution: 2114x1748

Data source: Backyard

Description

Sharpless 2-302 (LBN 1046 and Gum 6) is a small emission and reflection nebula located in Puppis. It is called the Snowman Nebula

due to the two separte parts.The small bright grouping of stars just below is open cluster NGC 2409 and the blue refection to the top left of SH2-302 is vDB 97.

The dark strip which separates the nebula is curious. My interpretation is that there were two events creating this object.

RC10/ FLI ML16200/ LRGB 5x5min 2x2/ Ha 10x10min 2x2/ CCDstack/ PS6 / PI / Las Cruces 1-14-18 (Modified in 8-20-2018 and recently 2-18-2020.)

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SH2-302 HaLRGB, 



    
        

            John