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Sh2 175 H-alpha RGB, 


Sh2 175 H-alpha RGB

Sh2 175 H-alpha RGB

Technical card

Resolution: 1356x1288

Dates:Oct. 4, 2019

Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x240" bin 1x1
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Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 12x240" bin 1x1

Integration: 11.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.79% job: 2966874

RA center: 6.820 degrees

DEC center: 64.706 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.611 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.002 degrees

Field radius: 0.159 degrees

Locations: Stanford Faculty Observatory, Stanford, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


One more of the smaller (2"x2") Sharpless2 objects.

Information from:

Sh 2-175 appears in the direction of a supershell of molecular and atomic hydrogen clouds surrounding the Cas OB5 association, which is part of the Perseus arm. A widely varying range of distances to this nebula and its potential ionising star has been published in the scientific literature.

Avedisova gives the ionising star of Sh 2-175 as LS I +64 26 (O9.5 V), which Humphreys lists as a field star outside of any OB association.

Russeil concludes that LS I +64 26 is actually a B1.5 V star at 1090 +/- 210 parsecs and locates Sh 2-175 at this much closer distance.

You can read more about this region (with full references) in this galactic plane commentary (see the above web site).



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Sh2 175 H-alpha RGB,