Sharpless 2-176

Posted by dcrowson
on Thursday, January 04, 2018

Sharpless 176 (LBN 597) is a very faint planetary nebula (remnant?) located approximately 460 light-years away in Cassiopeia.

Ha – 18x1800s – 540 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

660 minutes total exposure – 11 hours

Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) over five nights in December, 2017 and January, 2018 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90EDT at f/6.7 603mm.

HaRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/27723862839/sizes/l

See my image of open cluster Stock 21 here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/24407523977. While this is the same framing (and I re-used the color data), Sh2-176 doesn’t show up at all in the LRGB image.

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