Sharpless 254-258

Western Veil Nebula

This image contains 5 objects from the catalogue of Stuart Sharpless. It is centered on number 254. The brightest of the 3 largest objects located farthest right is also listed as IC 2162.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: Sh2-254, 255, 256, 257, 258
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Orion
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx ??? Light Years
Guiding: ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 300 minutes, 15 x 20 minute subs 6nm ha filter Position: R.A. 06 hr 12 min , Dec +180 02'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 24 January 2008
Acquisition: CCDSoft/The Sky 6/CCDAutopilot/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village