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Sh2-224, also known as the Rice Hat Nebula or the DouLi Hat Nebula, is a stunning and unique object located in the constellation Auriga, approximately 14,700 light-years away from Earth.


This raw astrophotography dataset was captured from our telescope at Utah Desert Remote Observatories, under truly dark skies. It totals an incredible 47 hours of integration time, resulting in a clean and impressive image.


Equipment used:

  • Telescope: Stellarvue SVX130
  • Camera: 61 MegaPixel QHY600M
  • Mount: 10Micron GM1000HPS
  • Filters: 3nm Chroma


We used 5 filters for this object, so you will receive the master files for:

  1. Hydrogen Alpha
  2. Oxygen III
  3. Red
  4. Green
  5. Blue


We recommend using the H and O data for a bicolor combination, and the RGB data for the stars.

Sh2-224 - The Rice Hat Nebula - Practice Data

  • Monochrome