|Observation data: J2000 epoch|
|Right ascension||15h 58m 51.2s|
|Declination||−26° 07′ 14″|
|Distance||200 parsecs (650 ly)|
|Apparent dimensions (V)||2° 30'|
|Other designations||Sh 2-1|
|See also: Diffuse nebula, Lists of nebulae|
Sh 2-1, also known as Sharpless 1, is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Scorpius. It appears as a modest brightness making it one of the easier Sharpless catalog objects to view. It features an apparent central star inside the nebulosity however it is not part its system nor a left over remnant.
The nebulous area is fairly large with an irregular shape appearing as a 180° arc shape surrounding a central star. The remnant has an apparent diameter that covers approximately 150' and an estimated distance of approximately 650ly away.
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