Simeis 147 (Sh2-240) in Taurus
Simeis 147, also known as the Spaghetti Nebula, SNR G180.0–01.7 or Sharpless 2–240, is a supernova remnant (SNR) in the Milky Way, straddling the border between the constellations Auriga and Taurus. Discovered in 1952 at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory using a 25-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, it is difficult to observe due to its extremely low brightness.
The nebulous area is fairly large with an almost spherical shell and filamentary structure. The remnant has an apparent diameter of approximately 3 degrees, an estimated distance of approximately 3000 (±350) light-years, and an age of approximately 40,000 years.
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Takahashi FSQ-106EDX III
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ROSA Remote Observatories Southern Alps
© Martin Rusterholz, Astrophotographer
Finder Chart Simeis 147 in Taurus
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