SH2-282 (Sharpless 282 )

This nice nebula is part of a series that is just south of the Rosette Nebula which has nice structure within it. The nebula is mostly red so the hydrogen-alpha filter works very well here but the nebula does well using standard RGB color filters. The structure in this one appears very fine in detail so this is one a larger telescope should do very well. There is also quite a bit of nebulosity around it so a nice wide field of view works very well.

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Images by Dean Salman