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Galactic Nebula Sharpless 2-1: Surrounding the bright star Pi Scorpii is a very faint nebula, designated Sh2-1 or LBN 1093, consisting of a reflection(blue) and emission(red) component, which is only visible in deep exposures. It is in a distance of about 500 LY, about its nature very little is known.

Object Galactic Nebula Sh2-1
Category Nebulae
Designation Sh2-1
Constellation Scorpius
Optics Takahashi FSQ 106 ED f/5
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 20min H-alpha, 6 x 10min each RGB, Baader filter set. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar and Astro Professional 80mm f/7 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, PixInsight, Photoshop. Color Code L:H-alpha,R/H-alpha,G,B
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 12 Apr 2012+11 Apr 2013
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