Sh2-168 (LBN 568) Bright Nebula in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 23 hours 53 minutes 02 seconds, Dec +60 degrees 29 minutes 12 seconds

Size: 5.0' Magnitude: -- Class: HII region; Sharpless: 2 2 2

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


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


Lumicon Red filter,  910 minutes (91 x 10 minute subs), 09/23/24/25/26/2017; seeing 3.0-4.3 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing: CCDStack 2.94.6355.18107, Photoshop CS5.1

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


In the north to avoid the brightening moon ...

The very faint Sh2-169 (Sharpless 1 1 1) is to the ESE of Sh2-168 (more or less centered on the 'bright' star to the lower left).