SH2-102 (Sharpless 102 )

This odd but large object is not far from another famous Sharpless object called the Veil Nebula or SH2-103. But unlike the Veil, this one is rather faint and requires a great deal of exposure to capture the contrast it has to offer. The nebula goes a bit beyond what is seen here but this is the brightest area. It responds fairly well to hydrogen-alpha filters, but did poor with the standard RGB so I would say this is not a good one for narrowband color

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Images by Dean Salman