Sh2-82 in Sagitta

Sh2-82 in Sagitta

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Published in Astronomy Magazine Reader Gallery, April, 2008, page 79 For a higher resolution image, click here. Sharpless 2-82 in Sagitta is a combination HII region and reflection nebula, also known as LBN 29. It is illuminated by a B0 star and is1100 pc distant. Similar to the Cocoon and Trifid Nebulae, there are occluding dust filaments over the HII region, surrounding blue reflection and a larger-scale dark lane running through the region.
Image Date: 08/13/2007
Details: Exposure Time: 2 hrs Lum; 4 hrs RGB
Camera: SBIG  STL11000
Telescope: RC Optical  16" f/8.9 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount: Software Bisque  Paramount ME

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