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. The asteroid 5501 1982 FF2 is transiting near the upper right. After combining the color images, the red green and blue trail was visible.


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: 70, 70, 60 minutes, 10 minute subs rgb Position: R.A. 06 hr 12 min , Dec +180 02'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 27 January 2008
Acquisition: CCDSoft/The Sky 6/CCDAutopilot/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village