Object name: SH2

Designation(s): SH2, 242, LBN0826, LBN0827,

SH2-242 resembles, to my eye, a fish swimming to the left. The body is LBN 826 while the mouth, set off by a curving dark lane appears to be LBN 827. I'm no expert on these but it's the best I can determine. Most images of this object are done in narrowband which loses the reflection nebula around the probable illuminating star. It is a B0V star. It is located about 7200 light-years away in the northeast corner of Taurus. Thanks to the Tower of babble I imaged this under the LBN designations not realizing it was also on my to-do list as SH2-242. In fact, years later when I was putting this website together did my brain finally click. Fortunately, the SH2-242 designation hadn't yet been imaged so for once I didn't waste time retaking something.

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