SH2-132 (Sharpless 132)

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Sharpless 132 is a very faint emission nebula often overlooked by astrophotographers. It's on the border of the constellations of Cepheus and Lacerta. It's estimated to be about 10,000 light years away. The star field is very rich, so the nebula is almost lost amidst all the stars. This is a 13.5 hour exposure under fair and highly humid skies. I'm going to try and add more data when the weather calms down. This image was taken November 26, and December 2 through 6. The scope was my Hyperion 12.5 inch astrograph, and the multiple imaging sessions were under the control of CCDAutopilot 5. Click on the image for a larger scale view. 

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