Sharpless 274

Western Veil Nebula

Sharpless 274 is also known as the Medusa Nebula as well as Abell 21. A Planetary Nebula located approximately 1500 light years away


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: Sh2-274
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Gemini
Camera: SBIG ST10XME with Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 1500 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. 07 hr 29 min , Dec +130 15'
Processed using CCDStack, PhotoShop CS3 Date: 25 January 2008
Acquisition: CCDSoft/The Sky 6/CCDAutopilot/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village