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SH2-132 in SHO Palette

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x1270

Dates:Aug. 25, 2019Aug. 26, 2019Aug. 27, 2019Aug. 28, 2019Sept. 2, 2019Sept. 4, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon 5nm H-alpha: 30x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon 5nm Olll: 30x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon 5nm SII: 30x600" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium B 1.25": 20x180" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium G 1.25": 20x180" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium R 1.25": 20x180" bin 1x1

Integration: 18.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 18.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.30%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Astrometry.net job: 3115581

RA center: 22h 19' 22"

DEC center: +56° 6' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.840 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 294.852 degrees

Field radius: 0.522

Locations: Home, Seattle, WA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is Sharpless 132: a rather complex nebula approximately 10200 light years distant. The gasses glow and are shaped by ultraviolet radiation and stellar winds from several very hot stars in the vicinity. The nebula may have been a star nursery at one time but shows no signs of new star formation now. I haven't posted any "star pictures" for a while because the last one (Sh2-112) frankly burned me out a bit: it was a very tough image to work on. This one came together much more easily. The palette is plain old SHO: the only color manipulation was an application of SCNR to reduce the green haze in the original combination.

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JoelShepherd
Joel Shepherd
License: Attribution Creative Commons
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