Sh2-148 & Sh2-149 (-- & LBN 516) Bright Nebulae in Cepheus

Located at: RA 22 hours 56 minutes 18 seconds, Dec +58 degrees 30 minutes 55 seconds *

Size: 2.0' & 1.5' Magnitude: -- & -- Class: HII regions (Sharpless 3 2 3 & 1 1 2)

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 570 minutes (57 x 10 minute subs), 09/14/16/17/2016; seeing 2.6-4.4 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.93.6093.26774, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:* Still in the north to avoid the moon as it becomes full ... There is an identity difference between my software (Megastar v 5.0.14) and the CDS listing for this area .... Megastar identifies the 'bright' nebula that is centered as Sh2-148, and the nebulosity to its northeast (upper left) as Sh2-149. The CDS indicates Sh2-149 is the larger centered nebula, and Sh2-148 is to its southwest? (lower right).

See the CDS image/data for Sh2 148 ... image/data for Sh2-149.