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
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Simeis 147 in Taurus

Sh2-240 Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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