Sharpless 238

Posted by dcrowson
on Friday, December 25, 2020
Sharpless 238 (Ced 32a, vdB 28, Burnham's Nebula and others) is the brightest of the brown nebula near the center of the image. Some references also include the objects further out including NGC 1554, Ced 32, DG 31, LBN 871 and Struve's nebula among others. Sh2-238 is estimated to be approximately 479 light-years away in Taurus.

Luminance – 32x600s – 320 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 12x300s – 60 minutes each – binned 2x2

500 minutes total exposure – 8 hours 20 minutes

Imaged October 25th and 26th, 2019 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

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