3C 400.2 (SNR G053.6–02.2) in Sagitta

3C 400.2- Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

3C 400.2 is a medi­um sized super­nova rem­nant with a size of 16 arcminutes in the con­stel­la­tion of Sagitta, which optic­al parts have been found on Mount Palo­mar red plated by Sid­ney van den Bergh in a sys­tem­at­ic search pub­lished in 1978. The dis­tance is estim­ated between 12’000 and 20’000 lightyears.

Deep Ha expos­ure was required to reveal the struc­ture of this neb­ula. North is up in this image.

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaR­GB 1720:160:120:140 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart 3C 400.2 (SNR G053.6–02.2)

3C 400.2 Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

Image cre­ated by Skychart

About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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