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Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in SHO, 


            Douglas J Struble
Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in SHO

Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in SHO

Technical card

Resolution: 2508x3136

Dates:Sept. 4, 2019Sept. 17, 2019Sept. 19, 2019

Astrodon OIII 3nm: 311x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25'': 317x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 1.25" 6nm: 315x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 31.4 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 14.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.20%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: 3251646

RA center: 22h 17' 17"

DEC center: +55° 42' 18"

Pixel scale: 2.318 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 139.984 degrees

Field radius: 1.293

Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard


Sharpless 2-132 is a very faint emission type nebula on the Cepheus/Lacerta border. It lies at a degree southeast of Epsilon Cep, and has a size of about 40 arc minutes.

It is estimated to be about 10,000 to 12,000 light years away... but this is no more than an estimate. It's a well studied region as well, with lots going on as you can see in the image.

It can be glimpsed visually, but that takes a rich-field refractor and very dark skies.



Douglas J Struble
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Sh2-132 • The Lion Nebula in SHO, 


            Douglas J Struble