Deep Sky Object in Winter
Around Sh2-273 (Vast Nebulosity around Cone Nebula)


Date & Time: Dec 22 2011, from 24:28 to 25:26 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 2 flames of 8min.×4shots
Optical: TAMRON SP 300mmF2.8, Aperture: F2.8
with Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 550D (Remodeled)
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5184×3456)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO800




Sh2-273 / Diffused Nebula, type 1 E
R.A.06h 37m 36.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+09° 50' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size140'
Real Size190 light yrs.
Magnitude -
Distance2600 light yrs.
Other IDsLBN911
This star field image including the Cone Nebula has captured about 5 degrees in span. A variable star of S Mon is glittering around center of image, and fine stars of open cluster is distributing around the star.
Very huge reddish nebulosities occupy almost this entire field. Its indistinct expanse extends to around the Rosette Nebula at 6 degrees southward. The complicated structures can be appreciated only in photographs. You can see a flow of dark nebula in northwest of this image.

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Deepsky objects around Sh2-273 Nebulae & Star clusters around Sh2-273

Italic indicates #'s of open clusters




Sh2-263, Sh2-265

Sh2-278


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