Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  The star 118Tau  ·  The star 121Tau  ·  The star 125Tau  ·  The star 132Tau  ·  The star 136Tau  ·  The star 26Aur
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SH2-240/Simeis 147/Spaghetti Nebula in HaRGB, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
SH2-240/Simeis 147/Spaghetti Nebula in HaRGB
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SH2-240/Simeis 147/Spaghetti Nebula in HaRGB

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SH2-240/Simeis 147/Spaghetti Nebula in HaRGB, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson
SH2-240/Simeis 147/Spaghetti Nebula in HaRGB
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SH2-240/Simeis 147/Spaghetti Nebula in HaRGB

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Rokinon 135mm f/2 · Takahashi FSQ 106ED
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683wsg · QSI 583
Filters
Astrodon E-series 2 LRGB · Astrodon 5nm Ha · Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series · Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series · Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series
Software
PixInsight 1.8

Acquisition details

Frames:
Astrodon 5nm Ha: 78x600" (13h) bin 1x1
Astrodon 5nm Ha: 126x1800" (63h) bin 2x2
Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 27x300" (2h 15') bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 21x300" (1h 45') bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 24x300" (2h) bin 1x1
Integration:
82h

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1466129

RA center: 05h40m28s.3

DEC center: +27°4203

Pixel scale: 8.616 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.401 degrees

Field radius: 4.917 degrees

Resolution: 3300x2447

Description

Sharpless 2-240, aka Simeis 147, aka the Spaghetti Nebula is a supernova remnant about 3,000 light-years away located on the border between the constellations of Taurus and Auriga. It's really big (about 36 times the area of the full moon) and extremely faint.

This image is based on a total of 82 hours of data captured from SRO (FSQ106ED/QSI683 3x3 Ha mosaic ) and DSW (Rokinon 135mm/QSI583 HaRGB) between September 2014 and February 2016.

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SH2-240/Simeis 147/Spaghetti Nebula in HaRGB, 



    
        

            Rick Stevenson