The last 6 months have been terrible with clouds & fire Smoke…but I still try to shoot something!!!

At least this nebula does look like it’s nickname.
The Lion Nebula Sh2-132 is a faint emission nebula(star formation region) in the constellations of Cepheus, near the border of Lacerta.
It’s distance is between 10,000 and 12,000 light years away.(1 Light year = approximately 5.8 Trillion Miles)
The components of this emission nebula are hydrogen and oxygen gases, which are stimulated to a high energy state by ultra violet light from nearby stars and subsequently re-emit the light.
The darker areas within the nebula are “dark nebulae,” which are dust clouds that obscure light.
Capture Details:
Celestron RASA 8inch F2.2, Software Bisque MyT Mount, ZWO 294MC Cooled Color Cmos Camera, ZWO ASI Air Plus via Ethernet to IPAD, Starizona NBZ UHS Filter, 26 x 300 second subs, 130 minute total integration time taken from my backyard observatory(bortle8), Dayton, Ohio on 08-13-2023.

Best Regards,
John Chumack