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​Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in HOO (by Douglas Struble) (April 2, 2021)

​Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in HOO (by Douglas Struble) (April 2, 2021)

Posted by Stellarvue StellarShot on 2nd Apr 2021

Stellar Shot of the Week: April 2, 2021
Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in HOO (by Douglas Struble)

Congratulations to this week's StellarShot selection who you should all know well by now, Douglas Struble! Doug's work never fails to impress, but sometimes he outdoes himself and it tends to be on the rarer objects that we don't see much of. In this case that object is Sharpless-96 (Sh2-96) and it is is part of a giant ancient super nova remnant designated G65.3+5.7 located in the constellation Cygnus the Swan approximately 2500 light-years distant. Doug processed a SHO version this past summer and decided to play with the data processing a more natural HOO version. The stars where processed in SHO and then color shifted to make them look more natural. Even with his short focal length on our Stellarvue SV70T with a reducer, he was still only able to capture part of it. It would require a REALLY short focal length DSLR lens to get the whole super nova structure, which is over four degrees in diameter. but his portion (formerly designated as Sh2-96) was the most interesting part to hime. Other parts include designations of Sh2-91 and Sh2-94, which are out of the field of view and which are too faint to properly image.

Thank you for sharing your work with us Doug, and everyone else please make sure to submit your own shots to us directly by email too, or by tagging them with #stellarvue and #stellarshot. For a full resolution please check out Doug's astrobin page (username @dugstruble). Link:

  • Integration Time: 25.9 Hours
  • Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00
  • Completion Date: 12-15-20
  • Location: Taylor, MI (EST) USA
  • Imaging Telescope: Stellarvue SV70T
  • Aperture: 70mm
  • Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cooled
  • Filters: Astrodon Ha & OIII with SHO Stars
  • Software: SGP, PHD2, PixInsight & Photoshop CC