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SH2-142      Image down-sampled 0.5x - click on image for full size
Penryn, California
July 2003/August 2008
FS-128 (ag, ST-4)
ST-10XME RGB 20 minute subs (2003)
ST-2000XM Lum 10 minute subs (2008)

Sharpless 2-142 is a  faint emission type nebula in Cepheus.  Sh2-142 is part of the NGC 7380 complex consisting of the open cluster NGC 7380, the HII region Sh2-142 and a large molecular cloud NGC 7380E.  Also involved is the massive eclipsing binary star system DH Cephei.