Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)
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Sh2-132 Lion Neula, 


            Marco Prelini
Sh2-132 Lion Neula
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Sh2-132 Lion Neula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher 200/1000 PDS

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher AZ EQ6-GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Artesky Ultraguide 60/240 mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120 MM Mini

Focal reducers: Baader MPCC Mark III

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Baader OIII 2.0" 7nm CCD  ·  Baader Ha 2" 7nm CCD

Dates:May 24, 2020May 29, 2020

Baader Ha 2" 7nm CCD: 26x480" (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 1x1
Baader OIII 2.0" 7nm CCD: 57x300" (gain: 250.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 8.2 hours

Darks: ~31

Flats: ~31

Flat darks: ~31

Bias: ~31

Avg. Moon age: 4.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 23.00%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 18.50

Temperature: 18.50

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3576326

RA center: 22h 18' 15"

DEC center: +56° 8' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.947 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 185.580 degrees

Field radius: 0.640 degrees

Resolution: 4055x2690

Locations: Home Backyard, Meda, Milano, Italy

Data source: Backyard


This is actually a part of the Lion Nebula: you can see upside down the Lion’s head on the center right and his back and tail doing an arc on the top left of the picture.
This region is populated by a huge number of class O and B and also by a couple of Wolf-Rayet stars as it used to be a strong star nursery area.