Object name: SH2

Designation(s): SH2, 065_LBN92,

Sh2-65/LBN 91 is a small emission nebula in Aquila just north of Scutum. The bottom quarter of the image is in Scutum in fact. Another emission nebula [KC97c] G029.0-00.6 lies to the west-southwest (right and a bit lower). Many dark clouds are seen in the image. All of these are identified only by their galactic coordinates from the SDC (Spitzer Dark Cloud) catalog so I won\'t list those. I found one paper putting its distance at 3.3 kpc (~11,000 light-years). The bright star near it, SAO 142615 at a magnitude of 9.65 is listed as an A2 star. These usually aren\'t strong enough in UV light to cause emission nebulae to glow so I doubt it is the exciting star. I was unable to find any hint of what star or stars are likely supplying the energy to make the clouds glow.

14\" LX200R @ f/10, L=4x10\' RGB=2x10\' STL-11000XM, Paramount ME