Complex Area in Serpens Cloud

Constellation: Serpens
Ra: 18h 34m 46s
Dec: -1d 15m 47s
Distance: 1000 light years
Image Size: 2.5 x 2.5 deg.
North: Up, East Left



Sharpless 2-64 (W40) is an emission nebula in Serpens about 1000 light years distant and is shown near the bottom right corner of the above image. It is part of the Serpens Cloud Complex, and as the image suggests, it is a complex region containing many catalogued Lynd Dark Nebula (LDN), SH-2-64, and several unidentified emission nebula (bright region toward the upper left, and a fainter red region directly below about 2/3 toward the bottom).

Exposure: 7 2/3 hrs: 3 hrs RGB, 2 hrs Lum, 2 2/3 hrs H-a
Telescope: Takahashi Super-Reduced TOA130 760 mm f/5.8
Mount: PlaneWave Ascension A200h
Oag: SBIG ST-402 on BORG AG50B 2" Guide Scope
Acquisition: ACP-8 Expert
Calibration: CCDStack v2
Observatory Site:, Siding Spring, NSW, Australia
Camera: SBIG STX16803
Filters: Astrodon 5 nm H-a, E-Series LRGB
Guider: SX Lodestar
Camera Operation: MaximDL 5.24
Processing: Photoshop CC 2017
Image Date: 06/24/2017 - 06/30/2017

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