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.

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaLRGB 40:500:240:240:240 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
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Find­er Chart Sh2-132 in Cepheus

Sh2-132 Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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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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