SH2-132 Lion nebula

Located in the constellation of Cepheus, SH2-132, the Lion Nebula is situated approximately 10,400 light-years away from Earth. This nebula derives its name from its striking resemblance to a majestic lion, adorned with a remarkable mane. Within it, two distinct components are discernible: a region rich in hydrogen (Hα) representing the head with the mane, as well as the body and tail of the nebula primarily appearing in the form of oxygen (OIII).

Image taken over 4 nights, from September 6th to September 9th, in the south of France, in my backyard, under a Bortle 5 sky. A total integration time of 26 hours and 15 minutes: 2 hours and 15 minutes for RGB for the stars, 9 hours for Ha, and 15 hours for OIII. The equipment used is an Askar 400 telescope with an ASI 1600mm Pro camera on an EQ6-R Pro mount, guided and controlled by an ASIAIR Plus.

Autore: Joly Emmanuel (sito)