Sharpless 157

IC 1396

This nebula is located just south of the noted 'Bubble' nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. This image was taken during the Peach State Star Gaze at Deerlick Astronomy Village by Scott Hammonds and Sean Walker. Sean processed the image, it was a first light image for the Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO mount.

 

Telescope: Tele Vue NP-101 w/Feather Touch Focuser Designation: Sh2-157
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 2400 Light Years
Guiding: Self Guided Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 270 minutes, 9 x 10 minute subs each rgb filters Position: R.A. 04 hr 03 min , Dec +360 23'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 11 October 2007
Acquisition: Maxim DL/The Sky 6 Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village