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SH2-302 and reflection nebula VDB 97

About this object

Located in the constellation Puppis, Sh2-302 is also known as RCW7 and Gum 6, Sh2-302 is a emission nebula which glows red. Near the upper right of the emission nebula is the blue reflection nebula, VDB 97. Lots of dust is also apparent below Sh2-302. This image was taken in very windy conditions at the Winter Star Party in the Fl Keys.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV105 Triplet Refractor @f7 with a SFF 7-21 field flattener
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: SBIG STL 11K
  • Filters: Standard SBIG color filter set
  • Exposure: LRGB 210:120:120:120
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 4.56, CCD Commander
  • Location: Winter Star Party, West Summerland Key FL
  • Date: Feb 09
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