Sh2-188 in Cassiopeia

Sh2-188 in Cassiopeia - Astrophotography - Martin Rusterholz

The image is of Sharp­less 2–188 (Sh2-188), an unusu­al plan­et­ary neb­ula loc­ated in the con­stel­la­tion Cas­si­opeia. The expand­ing gas from the plan­et­ary neb­ula is col­lid­ing with ambi­ent gas in the inter­stel­lar medi­um. The neb­ula is nearly cir­cu­lar in shape but is much bright­er to the south­east (lower right) because the cent­ral star is mov­ing rap­idly in that dir­ec­tion. Faint wisps of gas can also be seen in the oppos­ite dir­ec­tion. The cent­ral star is blueish start just below the bright orange star in the cen­ter of the nebula.

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaOIIIR­GB 760:1000:280:260:240 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
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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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