Sharpless 2-286 Nebula in Monoceros
Nebula Sharpless 2-286 is one of a group of nebulae in the Monoceros Arc, a star forming region at a distance of 20 to 25 thousand
light years.  This H-II region appears to be located in the Milky Way's outer arm.

This image combined 60 minutes of red, 60 minutes green and 40 minutes of blue exposures, all unbinned.  A QSI-583 camera was
used through a TEC-140 refractor at the Hidden Lake Observatory.
Music:  Hide Your Love Away, the Beatles
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