SH2-170 Sharpless 170

SH2-170 Sharpless 170
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Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: SH2-170 Sharpless 170
Apparent RA: 23h 59m  Apparent Dec:64d 20m
Constellation: Cassiopeia
15 Sep 2013
Whilst I in the region of CTB1 I decided to target Sh2-170. This is a small nebula, about 20 arc minutes in size , but surprisingly bright in hydrogen alpha. The Astrodon 3nm filter on the Skywatcher 200P telescope was used to capture 4 hours of data in 12x1200s subs.

This is a most peculiar looking nebula with some very curious contrast features. Alos known as LBN 577. Also contains the open cluster Stock 18.

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cCaptured in Maxim and processed in PHotoshop

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 :

Coma Corrector Astrodon 3nm Ha 12x1200s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 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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