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.

[descrip­tion from wikipedia]

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Taka­hashi FSQ-106EDX III
ASA DDM85
Andor CG16M
Astro­don Gen2
HaOIIILRGB 640:720:320:120:120 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
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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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