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NGC 2467/SH2-311



 

Object:

NGC 2467 (Sh2-311): Emission Nebula in Puppis

RA = 7 hrs 52 min; Dec = -26 deg 26 min

Date & Site:

Imaged on 2/18; Little Blair Valley, CA

Conditions: light-moderate winds; 45 degrees; average seeing

Equipment:

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106 (fl=540mm F5)
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters; Internal autoguiding

Notes:

Exposures: 2 hrs (8 x 15 min subs) of Ha; 30 min each (6 x 5 min) RGB

FOV = 50 x 44 arc minutes (cropped from original)

This object includes the bright emission nebula (NGC 2467) and two Haffner star clusters (the small round objects) - Haffner 18 and 19 - collectively known as Sharpless 311. Ionized hydrogen gas from the bright nebula are helping compress dust and other gasses to form new stars. This region sis estimated to be only 1-2 million years old.

20,000 light years away

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