Sh2-205 is a large nebula on the border of the constellations Camelopardalis and Perseus at an estimated distance of approximately 3,200 light-years. Sh2-205 is commonly referred to as the Peanut Nebula. The nebula is classified as a HII region and is divided into 3 sections identified as SH 149.25-0.0, SH 148.83-0.67, and LBN 148.11-0.45. HII regions are typically the site of active star formation.
The image above was compiled from narrow band filtered exposures to create a mapped color depiction of the nebula. The standard Hubble pallet of SII mapped to red, Ha mapped to green, and OIII mapped to blue was utilized for the image.
A Near True Color image of Sh2-155 may be viewed here.