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        SH2-263  & vdB38
       Emission & Reflection Nebula in Orion
          RA 05h 21m 43s  Dec: +08 15' 40" Distance - ~1300 ly

Location & Date
Backyard, Abbott Observatory- Long Island, NY,  November 2023
Telescope
Orion ED80 F/7 APO, Moonlite focuser, iOptron GEM45G, Pegasus Falcon rotator
Image scale 2.54 arcsec/pixel
Camera
SBIG ST-2000XM
Baader  Ha R G B  filters
CCD temp -10C
Exposures
Ha-25x10m  Red- 20 x 3m  Green - 15 x 3m  Blue- 25 x 3m  Bin 1x1
Planning & Acquisition
Sequence Generator Pro

Processing
Astro Pixel Processor -  Calibration, RGB combine
Adobe PS -  Ha + RGB blend, Color adjustments
RC-Astro Star XTerminator, Noise Xterminator
ProDigital  - Star glow

Located in the constellation of Orion, SH2-263 is a dim emission nebula region of Hydrogen gas and the blue reflection nebula, known as VdB38, is being ionised by the bright B0-B1 V star HD 34989

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