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Sh2-114, Flying Dragon Nebula image

Sh2-114, Flying Dragon Nebula

Acquisition Details
  • Number of frames:   80
  • FPS:   300
  • Focal length:   360mm

The Flying Dragon nebula (Sh2-114) is a very faint nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is very filamentous, not well-studied, and has a few nearby structures such as Sh2-113 (cloud below the Dragon's right wingtip assuming it's flying toward us). However, the descriptions that I could find of surrounding structures and some of the galaxies around were very, well, nebulous! So, I won't try to identify anything else other than the obvious Sh2-114 Nebula. Apparently, its distance from us isn't even published (yet). AT60ED (360 mm fL) ASI2600MC Pro (OSC camera) ZWO AM5 harmonic mount with guiding via ASIAir Plus using an ASI120mm mini and a 30mm F4 guide scope Antlia ALP-T Ha/OIII dual narrowband filter 300s x 80 [Total Exposure about 6:40 over two nights]; with dark, flat, and flat dark frames Pre-processed in PixInsight and post-processed in Photoshop