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Steve Pastor

Location of Photo:

Mayhill, NM

Date/Time of photo:

28, 29 Jan 2019


Takahashi CCA-250 f/5 astrograph and QSI683wsg camera (Astrodon Gen2 filter) on a Paramount ME


Lower's nebula (LBN 863, Sh2-261 or Sharpless 261) is found in the constellation Orion. Sh2-261 is a large faint region of predominantly ionized hydrogen. The nebula is named after Harold and Charles Lower who discovered this nebula in 1939. This luminance image is a total of 5 hours exposure.


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