Waid Observatory

Object: Sh2-88A
Date: July 13-17-18-20, 2017   -   Location: Denton, TX
Telescope: AT12RC  -  Camera: ST-10XME  - Filters: Astrodon TruBalance HaRBG
Exposure: Ha = 240 min. (Binned 1X1) - Red, Green and Blue = 90 min. each (Binned 2X2)
Guided using Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider (ONAG)

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Sharpless 2-88


Sh2-88A 1
Sh 2-88A, in the Sharpless catalog, is an area of diffuse nebulae associated within the more expansive Vulpecula OB1 complex.  It is classed as an HII diffuse nebula excited by a very bright and massive O8 star.  The nebula lies in the constellation Vulpecula approximately 6,500 to 7,500 light years from the Earth.  The nebula is an active stellar nursery.


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