The above image includes 4 separate nebulae as listed in the Sharpless catalog of HII regions. They are from right to left, Sh2-232, the largest, Sh2-235, the brightest, Sh2-231, and 233, the smallest. These objects are all associated with a giant molecular cloud, G174+2.15, in the Perseus arm of the Milky Way. They are located in the direction of the Auriga constellation at an approximate distance of 5,900 light-years from the Earth. A point of interest is a small "fuzzy" spot just above the central star in Sh2-232. This feature is identified as the planetary nubula, PN G173.5+03.2. An image with these objects labeled may be viewed here.
The image above was compiled from narrow band filtered exposures to create a mapped color depiction of the Nebula. A Bi-Color palette with Ha mapped to the red channel and OIII mapped to the green and blue channels was utilized. This mapping technique results in a Near True Color Image.