Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  118 Tau  ·  12.14  ·  125 Tau  ·  132 Tau  ·  26 Aur  ·  87 Sylvia  ·  PK178-02.1  ·  PK181+00.1  ·  PK184-02.1  ·  Sh2-240  ·  Sh2-242  ·  The star 118Tau  ·  The star 125Tau  ·  The star 132Tau  ·  The star 26Aur
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Sharpless 2-240, 



    
        

            Tim Morrill
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Sharpless 2-240

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Sharpless 2-240, 



    
        

            Tim Morrill
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Sharpless 2-240

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Telephoto

Imaging cameras: QSI 583wsg

Mounts: Soft Bisque Paramount ME

Software: Light room  ·  PixInsight PIx  ·  Photoshop


RA center: 05h40m41s.383

DEC center: +27°5719.78

Pixel scale: 10.804 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.708 degrees

Field radius: 4.627 degrees

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Resolution: 1824x2487

Description

I had to do a little work to get this one to show up so well! Its very dim! Simeis 147, also known as the Spaghetti Nebula, SNR G180.0-01.7 or Sharpless 2-240, is a supernova remnant (SNR) in the Milky Way, straddling the border between the constellations Auriga and Taurus. Discovered in 1952 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory using a 25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, it is difficult to observe due to its extremely low brightness.

Equipment. Rokinon 135mm f/2.8 “Ultra Wide Field” + QSI583ws +Paramount ME.

Image acquisition from Deep Sky West Remote Observatory, in New Mexico.

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Sharpless 2-240, 



    
        

            Tim Morrill