Sh2-132 in Cepheus
SH2-132 is a faint HII region in the constellation of Cepheus, located in the Perseus spiral arm of our home galaxy. It is believed that the optically bright section of SH2-132 is excited by the massive O‑type star BD+55 2722 and the Wolf-Rayet star WR 153ab (=HD 211853).
There are a couple of OB stars located in the direction of SH2-132 which are members of the Cep OB1 association. This implies that the true distance is about 12’000 lightyears. Many background informations can be found in the paper from Vasquez et al. here.
RCOS 14.5″ f/8
HaLRGB 40:500:240:240:240 min.
ROSA Remote Observatories Southern Alps
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart Sh2-132 in Cepheus
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