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Sharpless 29



SH2-29 Emission Nebula in Sagittarius

RA = 18h 10 min; Dec = -23 deg 47 min

Date & Site:
Imaged on 7/01/11; Palomar Mountain

Telescope:Takahashi FSQ106 (530mm fl F5)
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini
Camera: ST-10XME; CFW10 with Astrodon filters


Conditions: 72 degrees; mild winds, average seeing

Exposures: 105 min of Ha (3nm), 75 min each of S2, and O3 (15 min subs)

FOV = 96 x 65 arc minutes

Color Processed using Hubble Palette: hydrogen alpha (green), ionized sulfur (red) and doubly ionized oxygen (blue).

Also known as the NGC 6559 Nebula Complex, this emission nebula is located just one degree east of Messier 8 (seen extending from the right side of the image). Region includes Sharpless 29, 31 and 32 and the open cluster NGC 6559 (bright stars below the yellow band of nebulocity (left corner of region). The dark serpentine winding throught he bright region of ionized oxygen is known as B303. The cluster and its nebulocity reside about 5000 light years away.

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