Sh2-126, the Star Funnel

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. Informally known as the 'star funnel', this dark nebula is yellowish in color because it is being illuminated by several bright stars nearby. The funnel is embedded in a larger nebula of warm hydrogen gas that is glowing red. The image was generated with observations in B (blue), V (green), I (orange) and Hydrogen-Alpha (red) filters. In this image, North is up, East is to the left.

Credit:

T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

About the Image

Id:noao-sh2-126
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:8067 x 8034 px

About the Object

Name:Sh2-126, Star Funnel
Constellation:Lacerta
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 34 56.43
Position (Dec):40° 45' 58.68"
Field of view:35.19 x 35.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
B
436 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
V
537 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
I
805 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
Ha
656 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I