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Contains:  The star 69Ori
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Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula, 


            Carl Weber
Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula

Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2820x2703

Dates:Oct. 31, 2018

Frames: 341x300"

Integration: 28.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.28% job: 3030846

RA center: 6h 9' 3"

DEC center: +15° 45' 32"

Pixel scale: 2.293 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 260.461 degrees

Field radius: 1.244

Locations: SkyStar Observatory, Ramona, CA, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


This is a nebula that was discovered by a father and son team of amateur astronomers in 1939. They used a homemade Schmidt camera. I feel a sense of connection to the Lowers because they made their discovery from San Diego which is where I live.



Carl Weber
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  • Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula, 


            Carl Weber
  • Final
    Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula, 


            Carl Weber


Finally got the SII and OIII channels imaged. This nebula reminds me of a candle flame hanging there in space.

Sky plot

Sky plot


Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula, 


            Carl Weber