Spaghetti Nebula

Sh2-240, supernova remnant

Bach Zoltán

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In the sky

Coordinates: RA: 5h 39m, D: +27° 59'

Technical data


Pentacon 200mm f4 objektív


Atik ONE 6


SkyWatcher EQ6 GoTo


Lacerta Mgen


Ha,OIII- RGB all: 33,5 hour

Location, date:

2018.10 és 11 mon Vecsés, Ágasvár


Maxim DL, Registar, Photoshop CS6


Sh2-240 is about six times the diameter of the full moon. The size of the fog is estimated at 150 light years and its distance is 3000 light years. Approximately 40,000 years ago, a supernova exploded, creating a swirling star reminiscent of the image. The S147 was discovered in 1952 by the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory. The Bull appears in the constellation, so it can be best observed in late autumn / winter. I have never been able to observe myself visually, and the photo shown here is for 4 years. Of course, this is not the case, but every year I started to photograph the object and I always come to cancer, so faint that my equipment was not enough for it. Even now I'm not completely satisfied, maybe next time ....