SH2-86

SH2-86 is an emission nebula in constellation Vulpecula with an apparent diameter of about 40 arcmin. The nebula is not very bright but contains some interesting pillar-structures and Bok globules.

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SH2-86 in false colors (SHO)
This image is a false color composite where [SII] is mapped to red, H-alpha is mapped to green and [OIII] is mapped to blue. Stars are partially subtracted using continuum images. The magenta nebula in the bottom right quarter is the reflection nebula NGC 6820.
SH2-86 in false colors (OHS)
Same view as above, but [SII] and [OIII] are swapped in order to improve the visibility of the oxygen structures (reddish).

Image data:

FOV: 0.69° × x 0.61°
Date: 2019-2020
Location: Pulsnitz, Germany
Instrument: 400mm Newton at f=1200mm
Camera Sensor: Panasonic MN34230
Orientation: North is up (approximately)
Scale: 1 arcsec/pixel (at full resolution)
Total exposure times:
H-alpha (3nm): 8.3 h
[OIII] (3nm): 10 h
[SII] (3nm): 13 h
NIR: 0.6 h
Blue: 0.5 h

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