SH-263 Sharpless 263

SH-263 Sharpless 263
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Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: SH-263 Sharpless 263
Apparent RA: 05h 22m 35.1s  Apparent Dec:+8° 24' 35"
Constellation: Orion
13 Dec 2014
A small Sharpless Catalogue region, Sharpless 263 in Orion. Sh-263 also incorporates the reflection nebula vdB 38, but that is not visible in this narrowband hydrogen alpha image taken with a 3nm Astrodon Ha filter, Atik 490 CCD Camera and a Skywatcher 200 Newtonian telescope. 10x1500s exposures

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This object is part of the Sharpless Catalogue of HII regions

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Astrodon 3nm Ha Coma Corrector 10x1500s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Atik 490 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Sky 90 Refractor
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Atik 490 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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