Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Vulpecula (Vul)  ·  Contains:  Sh2-88
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Sh2-88

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Sh2-88, 



    
        

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Sh2-88

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm  ·  Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  Takahashi Flattener TOA-67  ·  Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control


Dates:Oct. 5, 2018Oct. 6, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 40x60" (40') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 40x60" (40') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm: 18x300" (1h 30') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 40x60" (40') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 26.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.26%


Astrometry.net job: 2332225

RA center: 19h 46' 6"

DEC center: +25° 19' 46"

Pixel scale: 0.781 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 164.371 degrees

Field radius: 0.364 degrees


Resolution: 2805x1848

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This object is a hydrogen emission nebula located 8000 light years away in the constellation of Vulpecula. This region is excited by the medium size star at the bottom center of the image, not by the visually larger stars in the upper half of the image. Faint dark dust lanes can be seen running through parts of Sh2-88.

In addition to the main nebula at the bottom, two smaller knots of nebulosity appear towards the top of the image (Sh2-88A left and Sh2-88B right). These knots are believed to be star forming regions, each about 1 minute diameter. The left knot also contains a reflection nebula, which tints the knot a purplish color.

The star field in this area is dense and colorful, especially on the left and lower areas of the image. But despite my best efforts to the contrary, overall I don't find this part of the sky to be very exciting.

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Sh2-88, 



    
        

            Gary Imm