Sh2-63 - emission nebula in Sagitarius

  Size: 2000 px      
© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2016

Sh2-63 is an emission nebula visible in the constellation Sagittarius. It is located in the north-eastern part of the constellation, on the border with Aquila and Capricorn. This small poorly luminous cloud has a high galactic latitude and being located just 220 parsecs (717 light years) from Earth, it is one of the best-known nearby clouds. Its galactic environment is the same as by two other small nebulous filaments: Sh2-33 and Sh2-36, even though they are at different galactic latitudes.

Image details:


Center of field RA 19:57:32 (h:m:s)
Center of field DE -14:13:57 (deg:m:s)
Size 1.88 x 1.28 (deg)
Pixel scale: 2.99 (arcsec/pixel)
Orientation: Up is 105 degrees E of N
Charts and image details obtained from
Optic(s): ASA 12" Astrograph @ f/3.6 (Newton)
Mount: ASA DDM85 Standard
Camera: SBIG STL 11000 M
Filters: Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, Astronomik filters
Dates/Times: 30 Aug. 2016
Location: IRIDA Observatory, BG, longitude: E 24 44' 18", latitude: N 41 41' 42"
Exp. Details: L:6:x10min, R:4:x10 min, G:4x10 min, B:4x10 min, Bin 2, Total Exposure Time - 180 min. (3:00 h)
More details: Dark and flat frames reduction
Processing: PixInsight / PS
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