Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Sh2-262
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Sh2 262 HA RGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVT 130T

Imaging cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVT 130T

Guiding cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Software: Software Bisque TheSky X Professional  ·  photoshop  ·  Starnet ++  ·  CCDWare FocusMax V.4  ·  PixInsight  ·  Straton Destar 2.0  ·  Topaz Denoise AI  ·  3D LUT Creator  ·  Maxim DL  ·  EQMOD  ·  DC-3 Dreams ACP Observatory Control Software  ·  Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Software  ·  Annie's Astro Actions Version 7.0

Filters: Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  AstroDon 5nm Ha filter

Accessory: Moonlite Nitecrawler 3.5  ·  Tolga Astro Alnitak Flat-Man Electroluminescent Flat Fielding Device


Dates:Jan. 18, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 10x240" (40')
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 10x240" (40')
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 5x1800" (2h 30')
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 10x240" (40')

Integration: 4h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 5.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.97%


Astrometry.net job: 4163107

RA center: 5h 7' 5"

DEC center: +6° 15' 17"

Pixel scale: 1.220 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.174 degrees

Field radius: 0.569 degrees


Resolution: 2731x1958

Locations: Stanford Faculty Observatory (Bortle 6 SQM 18.6), Stanford, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

From GalaxyMap:

Another little-studied nebula in the direction of the Orion-Eridanus superbubble. BFS detect no CO emission in this direction. A 2005 paper comments that Sh 2-262 is most likely associated with the Lambda Orionis ring (Sh 2-264), and indeed, it can be seen in this Milky Way Explorer image as an hydrogen-alpha ridge visible below Sh 2-264.

GENERAL NOTE ON SHARPLESS2 OBJECTS>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I have been on a project for several years now to image all the Sharpless2 Objects that I can see from my location near San Francisco. I chose these because they are visible in light polluted areas. These objects generally represent left over Hydrogen along the edge of the Milky Way that has gotten molded into interesting shapes.

There are 313 Sh2 objects and those below 70 and above 283 are generally too low on the horizon for me to image... this leaves me 213 that are feasible... and I have imaged all of these but the 13 of these are too big for my system. .

This image was the final image in the series complete on January 18 2021 and the first one was taken on December 23, 2013.

Many were taken with my old Tak 180 ED, which had a wide field of view, but was replaced with my Stellarvue 130, which is more narrow field.

This is my collection:

Sharpless2

Please note there is also a Sharpless2 Group with now more than 1000 examples.

Hope you enjoy these obscure but interesting objects...

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