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SHARPLESS 2-13

H II REGION IN SCORPIUS

(Image centered at: ra 17:30.25 / dec -31:33)

 

 

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 July 2020 - Home Backyard in Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Ha-Emission Region

APPARENT MAGNITUDE: N/A

APPARENT DIAMETER: 40 minutes

DISTANCE: 3800 Parcecs or 12400 light years

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

SCOPE: ORION OPTICS UK 8" f5 Newtonian w/Televue Paracorr working at f5,75

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS

MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6

FILTERS: Baader LRGB Set

SKY CONDITIONS: Urban Skies

EXPOSURES: LHaRGB (30,120,30,30,30) HaRGB in bin 2x2; L bin 1x1 

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

Sharpless 2 -13 is an emission nebula region located 2 and a half degrees north from Open Cluster Messier 6 in the constellation of Scorpius. Over the plane of our Milky Way it has a very dim structure which is only possible to distinguish with long exposure astrophotography. Definitely a tough object from my light polluted location in Martinez.

The Sharpless catalogue is a list of 313 (emission nebula) objects grouped by North American astronomer Stewart Sharpless. The first edition was published in 1953 with 142 objects (SH1) and the second edition was published in 1959. The list includes planetary nebulas; supernovas remnants and HII regions as the one shown here. In many cases the list overlaps with Messier and NGC catalogues, and also the Gum and RCW lists which are covering the southern hemisphere.