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Sh2-132 - LBN 473 (Lion in Cepheus)

Technical card

Resolution: 2300x1742

Frames: 84x1200"

Integration: 28.0 hours job: 1921255

RA center: 334.543 degrees

DEC center: 55.872 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.542 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.129 degrees

Field radius: 1.019 degrees


Sharpless 2-132 is a bright nebula appearing constallation Cepheus. It is 1794 light years from our solar system. From the appropriate place, Sh2-132 is an effortlessly photographable object in summer time, especially from July. However, a relatively clear weather has welcomed in Summer, the Carpatian Basin being smothered in dust made the amateur astronomers’ job difficult. Except for the full moon cycles, the fog following sunsets, hardly providing opportunity for observation. So I started exposing this photo a little bit late at the end of September 2016 when the weather was good. But being extremely faint, it is hardly ever photographed in Ha, OIII and SII with real RGB colors. Due to this, I had to take countless expos, which took more than 40 hours altogether.

58 x 360 Ha (RASA)
36 x 1200 OIII (Esprit)
26 x 1200 SII (Esprit)
07 x 300 R (Esprit)
07 x 300 G (Esprit)
07 x 300 B (Esprit)



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