Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  12.14  ·  87 Sylvia  ·  PK178-02.1  ·  Sh2-240  ·  Sh2-242
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Space Pitaya - sh2-240 ( simeis147 ), 


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Space Pitaya - sh2-240 ( simeis147 )

Technical card

Astrometry.net job: 1929975

RA center: 5h 41' 51"

DEC center: +27° 54' 54"

Pixel scale: 7.986 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.288 degrees

Field radius: 3.105 degrees

Resolution: 2156x1782


Tens of thousands of years ago, a giant supernova explosion occurred in the 3000 light years away, left the mysterious and illusions of space lines.
Unexpectedly, these mysterious and dim lines are still so colorful, like a space pitaya.

mosaic*2, 19hrs*2, HOO, 2018.1,
location: Gemini Obsevatory, Lijiang, China


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Space Pitaya - sh2-240 ( simeis147 ), 



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