The Shark Nebula, designated as LDN 1235, is a prominent dark nebula situated in the constellation Cepheus.
Dark nebulae like LDN 1235 are regions of dense interstellar dust and gas that obscure the light from background stars and other astronomical objects.
This particular dark nebula exhibits an intriguing shape reminiscent of a shark’s profile, resulting from variations in dust density and distribution.
Such structures play a crucial role in the process of star formation, as they can eventually collapse under gravity to give birth to new stars.
LDN 1235 serves as a compelling subject of study for astronomers examining the dynamics of interstellar matter and star-forming regions in our galaxy.
I’m super thrilled that just eight hours of imaging with my Takahashi Epsilon 160 produced this awesome result!
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Baader Blue (CMOS-Optimized) 36 mm: 120×60″(2h)
Baader Green (CMOS-Optimized) 36 mm: 120×60″(2h)
Baader Red (CMOS-Optimized) 36 mm: 120×60″(2h)
Baader UV/IR CUT Luminance (CMOS Optimized) 36 mm: 120×60″(2h)
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RA center: 22h12m09s.65
DEC center: +73°20′46″.9
Pixel scale: 2.695 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -5.334 degrees
Field radius: 1.014 degrees
WCS transformation: thin plate spline
Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain
Data source: Own remote observatory
Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility
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