For a higher resolution image of Sh 2-129 click here (604 Kb)

 

 

The Details
Object
Sharpless 2-129 The "Flying Bat Nebula" in Cepheus
Optics
Astro-Physics 105 mm f/6 Traveler
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance 6nm Hydrogen-alpha filter
Date
24 and 25 November 2013
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 10 x 1800 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, CCD Stack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 02°44’ x 02°05’ centered on RA 21h01m17s
DEC+60°01’07” (2000.0). North angle179.9 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
Seldom imaged, Sharpless 2-129 is a very faint emission nebula lying 2.5° SSW of Alpha Cephei (Alderamin) and about 4.5° NW of its more often photographed neighbor IC 1396. In spite of the fact that the above image has a total exposure time of 5 hours, this nebula is only faintly recorded, attesting to its elusive qualities.

 

 

 

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