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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%

Astrometry.net job: 3030846

RA center: 92.265 degrees

DEC center: 15.759 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.293 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 260.461 degrees

Field radius: 1.244 degrees

Locations: SkyStar Observatory, Ramona, CA, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

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.

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  • Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula, 





    
        

            Carl Weber
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    Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula, 





    
        

            Carl Weber
    B

B

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

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Sh2-261 Lower's Nebula, 





    
        

            Carl Weber