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Sharpless 82 (SH2-82) - Nebula
In the middle of a vast yellow carpet of billion stars, a jewel glowing, with it's distinct red emission called SH2-82 or Sharpless 82. This emission nebula, also known under other names, such as Little Cocoon or Little Trifid, due to her visual resemblance to a very well-known Cocoon and Trifid nebulas. SH2-82 is about 3600 light years from Earth and located in constellation Sagitta.
The red emission glow of SH2-82 is caused by the star near the center of a nebula under catalog name HD321616. As seen in the image, the red emission nebula is shrouded in a very faint bluish glow, which is a reflection nebula and as a whole holding signs of a star formation region. Also very well distinct dark lanes or patches, that crossing the Sh2-82 is a dark clouds of a compressed gas blocking the starlight called LDN 727. Relatively small but enchanting nebula that lies on the rift of our beloved home - Milky Way galaxy.
Optics : Takahashi FSQ106-EDX4 @ F3.6 @ 380 mm
Camera : QSI 660 WSG-8
Filters : Astrodon Gen 2 E-Series - LRGB Filter Set - 31 mm
Mount : NEQ-6 Pro (Self Hypertuned/Belt Mod)
Guiding: QSI OAG + SX Lodestar X2
Acquisition : Voyager 2.3.3.
Exposure : L (1x1) - 24 x 300 2 Hours
R (1x1) - 24 x 300 2 Hours
G (1x1) - 20 x 300 1 Hour 40 Minutes
B (1x1) - 18 x 300 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Total Exposure: 7 Hours 10 Minutes
Processing : PixInsight 01.8.8-9
Date: (01.07.2022 - 02/07/2022)