Sh2-186 Bright Nebula in Cassiopeia

Located at: RA 01 hours 08 minutes 51 seconds, Dec +63 degrees 07 minutes 37 seconds

Size: 1.0' Magnitude: -- Class: Emission (Sharpless) 3 2 2

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 8" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

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

Image:

 Lumicon Red filter, 620 minutes (62 x 10 minute subs), 11/1/2/3/2010, FWHM 2.9-4.0 per CCDStack

Processing:

 CCDStack 2.14.3930.18957, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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

Notes:

This little HII region doesn't look like much at 1000mm focal length ... and unfortunately, the seeing was not very good for two of the three nights I imaged