From this position, this is a big pumpkin in the sky, with a face shape on it. In fact, this picture is mainly composed of two narrow band channel images. In the middle is Sh2-232 (Sharpless 232) which is the biggest but faintest member of a complex of diffused nebulas in the Auriga constellation, about 3 degrees from IC405 (the Flaming Star Nebula) and IC410. The other members are Sh2-235 (bottom-left), the brightest of the group.
Image information: Date: Nov and Dec 2022; Exposure time: 45.75 hours (65x900s Ha and 110x900 SII and RGB 60x2min); Telescope: TEC140ED APO with 0.72x AP Reducer lens; Camera: ASI ZWO 6200 MM; Mount: Paramount MX mount.
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