08 May 2019

  SH2-132

    


By  Jan Rek
( www.ravensheadobservatory.uk )

SH2-132 is an
emission nebula in the constellation of Cepheus. This image, spanning about 2 x 1.5
degrees of arc (4 x 3 Moon apparent diameters) is only the central part of a much larger cloud
containing giant Wolf Rayette and other hot young stars.
 These stars are irradiating the cloud,
 ionising the gasses which then re-radiate strong light emissions.
These emissions include the  sulphurII, hydrogenII and oxygen III that are depicted
in this false colour image created in the Hubble SHO (=RGB)color palette.
Natural star coloring has been applied to the stars for cosmetic effect.

 

 

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