Sh2-235 in HSSrgb
Another object from this nice catalogue of faint nebula.
Long integration of 53 hours using two narrow band filters mainly, searching the limits of the equipment and my own process skills.
It's not a popular target probably because is difficult and usually is not showing so much detail due to the high dynamic range, the core is bright, really bright compare with the faint surroundings.
Sh2-235 is the most central and brightest nebula of an H II region known as G174+2.5; it is observed in the direction of the northern part of the Aur OB1 association and includes the nebulae catalogued as Sh2-231, Sh2-232, Sh2-233 and Sh2-235, identified as individual nebulae in the 1959 census of H II regions. Although in the optical images they appear as distinct nebulae, in reality they all belong to a single giant molecular cloud, of which some parts appear illuminated by young and hot stars. This cloud is located in Perseus' Arm at a galactic latitude that places it slightly off-center with respect to the center of the galactic disk; the distance measurements indicate a range between 1600 and 2000 parsec, so it is normally indicated as about 1800 parsec (5870 light years).
(descri. credits to wiki.it it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh2-235)
Imaging telescope or lens:Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube
Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts:Mesu 200 Mk2, Astro-Physics Mach-1 GTO CP4
Guiding telescope or lens:Celestron OAG Deluxe
Guiding camera:ZWO ASI174 Mini
Focal reducer:Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x
Software:Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight , Seqence Generator Pro
Filters:Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm, Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm, Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm, Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm, Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm, Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm, Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm
Accessories:ZWO EFW, MoonLite NiteCrawler WR30
Dates:Dec. 25, 2019, Jan. 3, 2020, Jan. 12, 2020, Jan. 15, 2020
Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 90x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 90x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 186x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 90x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Optolong SII 6.5nm 36mm: 121x600" (gain: 113.00) -20C bin 1x1
Integration: 53.4 hours
Avg. Moon age: 18.25 days
Avg. Moon phase: 55.61%
Astrometry.net job: 3224550
RA center: 5h 41' 5"
DEC center: +35° 49' 58"
Pixel scale: 1.007 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 90.283 degrees
Field radius: 0.408
Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain
Data source: Own remote observatory
Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility