Object name: SH2
Designation(s): SH2, 087_LBN136,
SH2-87 is a faint emission nebula 3.6 degrees northwest of M27 in Vulpecula. Distance estimates range 2100 parsecs +/- 200 parsecs. That's 6,800 light-years +/- 650 light-years for the parsec challenged out there. Another source put it at 7,500 light-years. It seems to consist of a large very faint cloud with two bright condensations and a moderately bright region east of the eastern bright region. Unfortunately, it was very low transparency the night I took this so I missed most of the faint region that extends east and north of the two bright regions. Also due to clouds of the 4 color frames per channel, I took only one of each color was usable and the blue channel was especially poor so my color is very suspect, especially in the fainter regions. I need to put this one back on the redo list for next summer.
Related Designation(s):2MASX J04403475+5027419, 2MASX J23050983+6014560, 6C B043646.6+502153, 7C 0436+5022, 87GB 043647.6+502152, 87GB 230304.2+595825, 87GB[BWE91] 0436+5021, 87GB[BWE91] 2303+5958, IC 1470, NGC 1624, NVSS J044036+502744, NVSS J230510+601438, SHARPLESS 212, TXS 2303+599, [GMT2008] IR 23030, [KC97] G110.1+00.0, [KC97] G155.4+02.6, [WB92] 0436+5021, [WB92] 2303+5958, [ZHB90] G110.109+00.047,