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The Spaghetti Nebula in Narrowband, 


            Chuck's Astrophot...
The Spaghetti Nebula in Narrowband
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The Spaghetti Nebula in Narrowband

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Basic astrometry details job: 3046064

RA center: 5h 41' 6"

DEC center: +27° 12' 36"

Pixel scale: 2.988 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 112.793 degrees

Field radius: 1.400 degrees

Resolution: 2524x2240

Data source: Backyard


Sharpless 2-240 (the Spaghetti Nebula) is a supernova remnant (SNR) in the Milky Way, straddling the border between the constellations Auriga and Taurus. It was discovered in 1952. It is estimated to be around 3,000 light years from earth and has an age of around 40,000 years.

This nebula is huge. It probably would have taken a mosaic of 9 to 12 panels to capture the whole thing. It's captured using narrowband filters. I put Ha in the Red Channel and OIII in the Green and Blue Channels.

All of the data was captured in October and November, 2019.

Optolong Ha: 159x240" (gain: 139, offset: 21)
Optolong OIII: 130x240" (gain: 75, offset: 15)

Integration: 19.27 hours



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The Spaghetti Nebula in Narrowband, 


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