Sharpless 2-261 (Lower's Nebula) in Orion - SHO (Hubble Palette)
Sh 2-261 is a faint emission nebula located in the constellation Orion. It is named after Harold and Charles Lower - father and son amateur astronomers who captured the nebula on a photographic plate in 1939. It is thought to be some 530 light years from Earth.
Data were captured over several nights between 3 October and 20 November 2017 at the Deep Sky West facility in New Mexico.