Sh2-129 The Flying Bat Nebula

Image information:

Date: 07/10/2010
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW10 using 5nm Astrodon Ha filter and Astrodon I series Gen II RGB filter set through Voigtlander 125mm Macro APO Lanthar telephoto lens on Losmandy GM8 mount. Lens was working at f4.
Image type: Ha(Ha+R)GB
Exposure time: 9X8min Ha binned 1X1, RG&B 8X6min each binned 1X1

Object information:

Object designations:

Sh2-129, the Flying Bat Nebula
Object type:
Diffuse emission nebula
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Constellation: Cepheus
Sh2-129 is very large, but dim nebula in Cepheus, some 4 degrees west of the well-known large nebula IC1396. It surrounds a group of stars that give it the ultraviolet radiation required for the ionization of the hydrogen gas. It has diameter of 55ly and its distance from us is 1300ly.

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