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Contains:  The star 136Tau, The star 125Tau, The star 26Aur
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Sh2-240, SNR G180.0-01.7 or Simeis 147, is a supernova remnant (SNR), 





    
        

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Sh2-240, SNR G180.0-01.7 or Simeis 147, is a supernova remnant (SNR)

Sh2-240, SNR G180.0-01.7 or Simeis 147, is a supernova remnant (SNR)

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Resolution: 1200x847

Frames: 43x1200"

Integration: 14.3 hours

Astrometry.net job: 1299331

RA center: 85.848 degrees

DEC center: 28.854 degrees

Pixel scale: 19.845 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.993 degrees

Field radius: 4.048 degrees

Locations: Sierra Chaparral Observatory, Solar Powered, Off The Grid, Single Owner, Home Made, Tulare County, CA, United States

Description

Sh2-240, SNR G180.0-01.7 or Simeis 147, is a supernova remnant (SNR), between the constellations Auriga and Taurus. Sh2 240 is large with a diameter of approximately 3 degrees, (6)full moons, with an almost spherical shell and filamentary structure of very low brightness.

At the core of the super nove is a rapidly spinning neutron star known as pulsar PSR J0538+2817. The Super Nova Remnant is approximately 3000 light-years distant with an age of about 40,000 years.

The large nebula on the left is Du 77. The Du catalogue is an obscure collection of 81 emission nebulae published in 1976 .

The small nebula below the SNR is Sh2-242

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Sh2-240, SNR G180.0-01.7 or Simeis 147, is a supernova remnant (SNR), 





    
        

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