Sh2-240 (Simeis 147) The Spaghetti Nebula (SNR) in Taurus
This is an extremely faint object to capture in my Bortle 7-8 skies, but we had a very nice transparent night, so I went for it to see what I could capture with my one shot color Cmos Camera.
Simeis 147 is a very large supernova remnant (about 3 degrees across in apparent diameter) about 6 full moons across the sky.
A massive star exploded about 40,000 years ago, and left this expanding shell of gas, it’s faint glowing nebulous tendrils resemble that of Spaghetti, hence the name. It is located 3,000 light years from Earth.
I captured this challenging object on 02/13/2023 with my Samyang 135mm lens at F4 lens and ZWO 294MC Pro Cooled Cmos Camera,
(120 x 2 minute subs),a 4 hour exposure total, using my AM5 Harmonic Mount, ASI Air Plus, Via Wi-Fi to my I-Pad.
Processed In DSS, Pixinsight, Adobe Raw CC 2023.
Best Regards,
John Chumack