Subject: Reflection nebula Sh2-1 in Scorpius.
Exposure: Composite of four 40-minute exposures
Processing: Negatives scanned at 3048dpi with a UMAX Powerlook 3000, blended in Picture Window Pro 2.5 and enhanced in Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 - 101mm f/5.4 APO refractor
Mount: Losmandy G11
Guiding: SBIG ST-4
Film: gas-hypered 35mm Kodak Ektapress PJ400
Location: Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona
Comments: Sh2-1 is a very faint reflection nebula surrounding Pi Scorpii in the "pinchers" of Scorpius. An interesting feature seen in this image is the red emission nebula that looks to be behind Sh2-1.
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