Object name: SH2

Designation(s): SH2, 235,

SH2-235 is considered to be caused by the collision of two vast molecular clouds. The collision has triggered a great amount of star formation that is only seen in deep dust-penetrating infrared light. I've seen it called the "Brain Nebula". It is about 1800 light-years away by some estimates.

The faint H alpha seen in the upper left corner is a very small part of SH2-232. Even fainter tendrils from SH2-231 can be seen coming in from the right. They, along with SH2-233 way off to the right of my image are all part of the same complex per the cited paper.

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