Sh2 301 (or RCW6) is a phenomenal, if somewhat overlooked, Nebula in the southern hemisphere.  Narrowband data from a Planwave CDK24 has been combined to produce this dramatic interpretation, where H-alpha has been mapped to Red, S-II to Yellow and O-III to Blue. It lies approximately 13,000 light-years away in the constellation of Canis Major. Sharpless 301 doesn’t actually have a name, but its hard not to see the Glowing Orb being held by the “hands” of some unknown being …

Planwave CDK24
PW L600
Moravian C3-61000 Pro
R,G,B, H-alpha, SII and OIII filters
ca. 17,5 hrs, Gain 0/2750, F6.5, 3962mm

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