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About this object

Sh2-73 is listed in the Sharpless catalog as a HII region but this area is really a molecular cloud of gas and dust and a very faint one at that. Its located in the constellation Hercules. There are also references to it being a integrated flux nebula. Sh2-73 is also cataloged as LBN 105, IREC 53 and MBM 40. This image is centered on RA 16 11 41 and DEC +21 50 20. This image is the "first light" image from my new observatory.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV80ST2 Triplet Refractor with a SFF7-21 Field Flattener
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: QSI 583
  • Filters: Astrodon 31mm LRGB filter set
  • Exposure: L:R:G:B 230:120:150:130
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 5.18, CCD Commander
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: March 12
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