Sharpless 265

Posted by dcrowson
on Saturday, February 18, 2023
Sharpless 265 (LBN 869) is a faint HII region located approximately 1,300 light-years away in Orion. This one is a couple of degrees from the bright star Bellatrix.

Ha – 35x1800s – 1050 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

1170 minutes total exposure – 19 hours 30 minutes

Ha captured from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) over twelve nights starting in 2017. The RGB data was captured February 11th and 17th, 2023 at the Danville Conservation Area (New Florence, Missouri). Everything was captured with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.

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