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Jeff Reitzel

Location of Photo:

El Sauce Observatory, Chile

Date/Time of photo:

Oct 2021


ASA500N telescope, FLI PL16803 camera, Astrodon 3nm Ha and Oiii filters


Sharpless 308-The Dolphin Nebula. This beautiful nebula is located near the center of the constellation Canis Major. It is a bubble of mostly ionized oxygen formed around the Wolf-Rayet type star EZ Canis Majoris. These rare high energy stars form many similar bubbles we enjoy observing. In the sky this is found just a little below the brightest star in our night sky-Sirius. This image is from Southern Hemisphere data acquired using the Telescope Live remote hosting facility. Processed with Pixinsight and Photoshop