Sharpless 106
Constellation Cygnus, RA 20h 28m 04.921s +37° 27' 12.321"

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Sharpless 106, Sh2-106
Wide Field

About this object

Sharpless 106 is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. Its the small red hour glass shaped object near the center of the image. Sh2-106 is a star forming area with super heated gas shooting out in opposite directions. This area has been studied by Hubble and other telescopes. Attached are some links to much higher resolution images., The image of Sh2-106 presented here is extremely low resolution. I've attached a higher resolution image in which the hour glass shape of Sh2-106 can easily be seen(High res image here). Other objects within the image include star cluster M29 in the lower right corner and a nice blue reflection nebula called VdB 133 in the upper corner of the image. Several areas of red emission nebulosity and opaque dust are peppered across the image.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SVS130 f5 Triplet Refractor
  • Mount: Paramount MYT
  • Camera: SBIG STL 11K
  • Filters: Custom Scientific L:R:G:B filter set
  • Exposure: LRGB 350:140:130:230
  • Camera/Mount Control: The Sky X, CCD Auto Pilot 5
  • Guiding: Unguided using ProTrack
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Aug 15
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