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SH2-261 - Lower's Nebula, 


            Leo Shatz
SH2-261 - Lower's Nebula

SH2-261 - Lower's Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3296x2474 job: 1883296

RA center: 92.260 degrees

DEC center: 15.791 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.096 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.302 degrees

Field radius: 1.200 degrees

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: DeepSkyWest


SH2-261, or Lower's Nebula, is a Hydrogen Alpha emission region located in the upper area of Orion, near the Gemini constellation. There is no information about the distance of this hydrogen cloud, so we are not able to determine how large it is.

The nebula is named after amateur astronomers Harold Lower and his son Charles, who discovered this nebula in 1939 from a picture taken with their homemade equipment.

Imaged @DSW obs
FSQ106/QSI683wsg/Paramount MyT



Leo Shatz
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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SH2-261 - Lower's Nebula, 


            Leo Shatz

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