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Offline petevasey

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Sharpless 171
« on: 13:12:07, 28 December, 2017 »
And it's little friend SH170.   A very large (around 3 degrees square) emission nebula in Cepheus, well placed for the lovely clear night last night which although well moonlit allowed narrow band filters to do their job.  I've messed around with colour quite a lot, but I think the monochrome stands up pretty well on its own.  So here are both.  Colour started off as the Hubble palette SHO.

Incidentally the boundary between Cepheus and Cassiopeia passes right across 171, so 170 is in Cassiopeia.

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Re: Sharpless 171
« Reply #1 on: 17:21:00, 28 December, 2017 »
Very nice Pete. Its a lovely target that is so rarely imaged. The two together should be The Question Mark Nebula.

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Re: Sharpless 171
« Reply #2 on: 17:41:38, 28 December, 2017 »
That is a very good name, Chris.

I prefer the monochrome version of this nebula.

It is one object that I don't know. I will add this to my to-do list.
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Re: Sharpless 171
« Reply #3 on: 17:48:43, 28 December, 2017 »
Very nice Pete. The colour version gives it quite a punch  :thumbup:

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