Object name: SH2

Designation(s): SH2, 168, LBN568, SH2, 169,

Sh2-168 is a spherical cloud of ionized Hydrogen that is about 9.5 light-years across. It is also known as LBN568. It thought to be about 11600 light-years distant and is located in Cassiopeia to the northwest of Caph, the northwest star of the "W". The faint nebula to the southeast is Sh2-169. The two are likely part of the same cloud.

14" LX200R @ f/10, L=6x10' RGB=2x10', STL-11000XM, Paramount ME