Sh 2-241


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Sh2 241
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
02-22-2009
Description

Sh2-241 is a seldom imaged emission nebula in the consellation Auriga (actually, between Auriga, Gemini, and Taurus).  The nebula is excited by the O9V star LS V +30 31. The nebula is a blister on the side of a molecular cloud at 5300 +/- 1100 parsecs.

More information about this area can be found at:  tinyurl.com/be9bxf

This image represents about 10 hours total processed as HaR-HaG-HaB in a combination of MaxIM DL 5.04, Photoshop CS2, and PixInsight.

 

 

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
6 hrs Ha + ~2 hrs each RGB
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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