Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)
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SH2-132 The Lion Nebula, 



    
        

            Chad Andrist
SH2-132 The Lion Nebula, 



    
        

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SH2-132 The Lion Nebula

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SH2-132 The Lion Nebula, 



    
        

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SH2-132 The Lion Nebula, 



    
        

            Chad Andrist

SH2-132 The Lion Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue SV105-3FT
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Mounts
Astro-Physics Mach2GTO
Filters
Chroma OIII 31mm 3nm · Chroma Ha 31mm 3nm · Chroma SII 31mm 3nm
Accessories
ZWO ASI OAG · Stellarvue SV-SFF7-3FT
Software
Open PHD Guiding project PHD2 · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · StarKeeper.it Voyager · Photoshop CS5
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 10, 2021
Frames:
Chroma Ha 31mm 3nm: 64x300" (5h 20') bin 2x2
Chroma OIII 31mm 3nm: 105x300" (8h 45') bin 2x2
Chroma SII 31mm 3nm: 85x300" (7h 5') bin 2x2
Integration:
21h 10'
Avg. Moon age:
3.73 days
Avg. Moon phase:
14.95%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5342540

RA center: 22h17m40s.1

DEC center: +55°5132

Pixel scale: 1.689 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.251 degrees

Field radius: 0.934 degrees

Resolution: 3296x2232

Locations: Pine Creek Observatory, West Bend, WI, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Sh2-132 is one of the 312 bright emission nebulae catalogued by Stewart Sharpless.  This large area of emission nebula in the constellation Cepheus glows from the characteristic red light of ionized hydrogen.  Sh2-132 is about 1,200 light years away. Dark patches within it are due to soot blocking out the light.  There are also some prominent dark nebulae blocking out the light of the stars behind them outside the main area of Sh2-132.

Taken over the nights of 9/5, 9/6, 9/7, 9/8, and 9/10 2021

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SH2-132 The Lion Nebula, 



    
        

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