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Sharpless 155 - The Cave Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Mount: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding camera: QSI 683 WSG8

Software: PixInsight

Filter: Astrodon LRGB CCD Gen II E-Series

Resolution: 3256x2440

Dates: Oct. 4, 2016

Frames: 74x600"

Integration: 12.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.83% job: 1270732

RA center: 344.390 degrees

DEC center: 62.547 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.098 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.665 degrees

Field radius: 1.186 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States


The Cave Nebula, Sh2-155, is at the heart of a lively and colorful region in Cepheus. The Ha region Sh2-155 is the red structure in the center of the image, surrounded by a whirl of colorful stars, reflection nebulae, and dark clouds. A beautiful and rich scenery - look at it in full-size view.

This wide-field LRGB image is composed of 35 luminance and 9+14+16 RGB frames with 600 sec exposure each. Data taken at the Deep Sky West Observatory.




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Sharpless 155 - The Cave Nebula,