Object name: SH2
Designation(s): SH2, 170, STOCK18,
Sh-170 is an emission nebula in the northwestern corner of Cassiopeia not far south of Sh-171 on the Cepheus-Cassiopeia border. It is a round emission nebula with the open cluster Stock 18 at its center. Toward the left of the somewhat dark center is BD+63 2093p which is an 08V or 09V star. Galaxy Map says it has a mass 31 times that of the sun. There seems to be some disagreement. It is considered the illuminating star for the nebula. One distance measurement I found puts it 7500 light-years distant. The visible part of the cloud is thought to have a mass of about 900 suns give or take 10%.
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,