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Sh2-261



 

Object:

Sharpless 2-261: Lower's Nebula in Orion

RA = 9 hr 9 min; Dec = 15 deg 45 min

Date & Site:
Combined data from 12/23/09 (luminance) and 11/7/16 (narrowband color) from Carlsbad, CA
Equipment:

Telescopes: Takahashi Sky 90 (408 mm f/4.5) for luminance and a Takahashi FSQ 106 (504 mm f/5) for color data

Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters

Notes:

Exposures: Ha: 3 hrs (12/09); Ha 4 hrs; OIII 2 hrs; SII 3 hrs for total of 12 hours

Ha, OIII, and SII color mapped to Green, Blue, Red (Hubble Palette). Combined the color data from 11/16 with the Ha luminance data from 12/09 to create this composite image.

This bright emission nebula lies 3260 light years from us.

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