Sh2-155 is a diffuse nebula in the constellation Cepheus, within a larger nebula complex containing emission, reflection, and dark nebulosity. It is widely known as the Cave Nebula. Sh2 designation because it’s part of the Sharpless Catalog (1959) of 312 HII regions. About 2400 light years from Earth and a stellar nursery.
Narrowband filters really do cut through the murky, light polluted skies of Edinburgh so well. Obviously false colour, has to be for narrowband, but can’t decide which is the best so two different tone mappings: SII Ha OIII -> RGB and Ha OIII SII
|Object ID||Cave Nebula|
Sh2-155 / C9
Mag. 7.7, 50′ x 30′
|Telescope||250mm f4.8 Newtonian|
|Exposure(s)||10 x 180s each Ha OIII SII 2×2|
|Processing||DSS, Nebulosity, Photoshop|