Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  112 Tau)  ·  25 Aur  ·  El Nath (β Tau  ·  M 37  ·  NGC 2099  ·  The star 118 Tau  ·  The star 121 Tau  ·  The star 125 Tau  ·  The star 132 Tau  ·  The star 136 Tau  ·  The star 26 Aur  ·  The star Elnath  ·  The star χ Aur
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Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240, Simeis 147), 



    
        

            Naiteek Vikamsey
Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240, Simeis 147)
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Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240, Simeis 147)

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Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240, Simeis 147), 



    
        

            Naiteek Vikamsey
Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240, Simeis 147)
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Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240, Simeis 147)

Acquisition details

Dates:
Feb. 7, 2022
Frames:
Optolong L-eNhance 2": 47×180(2h 21′) (gain: 90.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
2h 21′
Darks:
30
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Avg. Moon age:
6.39 days
Avg. Moon phase:
39.51%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

RA center: 05h40m02s.6

DEC center: +27°5743

Pixel scale: 3.800 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.967 degrees

Field radius: 6.265 degrees

Resolution: 9888x6568

File size: 157.6 MB

Locations: Trimbak, Trimbak, MH, India

Data source: Traveller

Description

Camouflaged under a very rich star-field, the spaghetti nebula is a very faint nebula in the constellation of Taurus.. Spaghetti Nebula or Sharpless 2-240, is a supernova remnant (SNR) in the Milky Way, straddling the border between the constellations Auriga and Taurus. Supernova Remnants are the remains of giant stars which burst into a very powerful explosion after they cease their energy generation. it is believed that after its stellar explosion a rapidly spinning neutron star known as pulsar PSR J0538+2817 was left behind in the nebula core, emitting a strong radio signal. This nebula is extremely difficult to observe because its surface brightness is very less and in the foreground lie innumerable stars to conceal it behind them.

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Spaghetti Nebula (Sharpless 2-240, Simeis 147), 



    
        

            Naiteek Vikamsey