SH2-2 (Sharpless 2 )

This nebula complex is fairly large and is a perfect match for a wide field telescope. However, the brighter area in the lower right which resembles the shape of the Orion Nebula should be a good target for the larger telescopes out there. The nebula is rather weak when using standard RGB color filters but does very well with the hydrogen-alpha filter

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Images by Dean Salman