Telescope: Planewave 24" f6.7 on a Planewave HD Mount. Camera: SBIG 16803 Exposure: 270 min Luminance, 270 of each RGB

Sharpless 82 (Sh2-82) The Little Cocoon


"A small but enchanting denizen of the Milky Way, Sh2-82 is a beautiful cloud of gas and dust consisting of an emission nebula enveloped by a hazy reflection nebula. It is embedded in the dark nebula LDN 727 and is the site of some star formation and young stellar objects (YSO). Located at a distance of approximately 3600 light years, Sh2-82 is ionized by the star HD 231616, which can be seen near the centre."

Description" Sakib Rasool"