Sh2-261 (LBN 863) Bright Nebula in Orion

Located at: RA 06 hours 08 minutes 39 seconds, Dec +15 degrees 47 minutes 10 seconds

Size: 33' x 29' 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 -20c & -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

Lumicon Red filter, 870 minutes (87 x 10 minute subs), 02/2/3/4/6/7/2011; seeing 2.7-4.0 FWHM per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.17.3996.27523, Photoshop 7.0

Location:

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