Sh2-33 – Molecular Cloud in the constellation Serpens (Snake)

The constellation Snake contains several molecular clouds which are illuminated by the light of the stars of our Milky Way and belong to the galactic cirrus. One of these clouds is Sh2-33, a faint and rarely imaged example of this type of nebula.

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Date: 31.07.2021
Optics: C11 with Hyperstar
Aperture: 280 mm
Focal Length: 560 mm
Camera: Alccd12
Exposure: 70 x 180 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, Registar, Regim, Photoshop
Diameter:2 light years
Distance:~400 light years
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