The Sharpless 2-262 Region

Faint Emission Nebulosities

Uploaded 4/3/05

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 This field in Orion near the border to Gemini contains three very faint and elusive objects, very seldom photographed. This double stacked schmidt image goes very faint, yet the nebulosity is tenuous at best. In the center is Sharpless 2-262, a faint wisp with no definite form. On the upper left corner that round ring shaped object is Sharpless 2-265. Rings are always suspect for SNR's, but little is known about this object. And finally, to the lower right, is Sharpless 2-260 which is very faint indeed and quite amorphous in appearance. The image is a bit noisy, because I had to push it very hard to see anything at all. Even by applying the minimum filter to the stars didnt bring out much more.
Instrument: 8" f/1.5 Celestron Schmidt Camera Platform: Homemade GEM Film: Kodak Supra 400 CCD Autoguider: ST4 Exposure: 2x8mins Filters: NONE Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 10/10 Outside Temperature: 0 C Processing: Photoshop, PixInsight Pro. HOME SCHMIDT GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS 


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