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Lower's Nebula, named after its discoverer Harold A. Lower of California, is located in Orion about nine degrees north and a little east of Betelgeuse. It was discovered using an 8-inch f/1 (!) Schmidt camera constructed by Harold Lower and his son Charles in 1939. It makes a nice narrowband subject, having significant emissions in all three of H-alpha, S-II, and O-III. This is a 15-hour image with 5:4:5 hours of H:O:S and one hour total of RGB.