SH2-302 (Gum 6)

SH2 – 302 (Gum 6)

SH2 – 302 is a very faint emission nebula in Puppis at a distance of about 5900 light years. Near the bottom right corner ( VdB97 ) a blue reflection nebula. NGC 2409 is a small star cluster of about 20 stars (Top Middle)

( 2 frame mosaic.)

F. O. V.   25 x 34 min of arc.

Telescope.   16 Inch F 4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Dates.  (2)  12 x 900 sec.   Jan, Feb  2018.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford  N.S.W.