Sharpless 2–216

Posted by DeanCCD
on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sharpless 216 is the second closest planetary and very large in size.  This field of view is 3 x 2 degrees.   The nebula is very dim, barely visible even with a single 15 minute exposure.   To obtain a color image, the H-Alpha data was mixed with the red and blue channels to create a new color image to be use.  This was taken with an E-160 F/3.3 and the STL-6303 for 15 hours. 

To leave a comment you must be a member of our community.
Login to your account now, or register for an account to start participating.
No one has commented yet.
Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.


Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter. View our Privacy Policy.

Find us on Facebook