Waid Observatory

Object: Sh2-205
Date: Oct. 9-10-13, 2018   -   Location: Davis Mountains West of Fort Davis, TX
Telescope: Stellarvue SV102ED  -  Camera: ST-8300M  - Filters: Astrodon SII, Ha, OIII
Exposure: SII = 300 min. - Ha = 380 min, OIII = 400 min (Binned 1 X 1)   

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Sh2-205 (The Peanut Nebula) 1

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.

1 https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/387/3/1080/1025139

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