Deep Sky Object in Summer
Around Sh2-24, Sh2-33 (Diffused Nebulae in Serpens)

Date & Time: May 2 2017, from 24:18 to 25:35 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 2 flames of 4min.×10shots
Optical: BORG45EDII with a conversion lens (f=227mm, F5.1)
with IDAS LPS-D1 Light-pollurion suppression filter
Auto-guided with Kenko SKYMEMO Equatorial
Digital Camera: Canon EOS 6D (Remodeled)
Location: Furudono town, Fukushima pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(5472×3648)
Device Size...35×24mm, Sensitivity...ISO3200

Sh2-24 / Diffused Nebula, type 5 E
R.A.16h 11m 03.6s (2000.0)
Dec.-07°04' 37" (2000.0)
Apparent Size30.0×10.0'
Real SizeN/A
Magnitude -
Distance470 light yrs.
Other IDs LBN 17
Sh2-33 / Diffused Nebula, type 6 E
R.A.15h 59m 52.3s (2000.0)
Dec.-01° 37' 02" (2000.0)
Apparent Size30.0×20.0'
Real SizeN/A
Magnitude -
Distance360 light yrs.
Other IDsLBN36
This star field image has captured a span of 8×10° around the souothern region of Serpens Caput. A dimmed nebula in upper part with a size of 30×20 arc minutes is Sh2-33, and a southern stripe-shaped one has an ID of Sh2-24. Those nebulae have been estimated about 360 to 470 light years away, fairly close distance.
Moreover, you can detect a part of a vast reddish nebula of Sh2-27 surrounding zeta Oph in lower right hand side of the image.

Vast nebula around zeta Oph(Sh2-27)


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