SH2-129 - The Flying Bat Nebula featuring The Squid Nebula

SH2-129 aka The Bat plus The Squid

Found in the constellation Cepheus

This large red nebula  is sometimes called The Flying Bat. It is VERY large and extends beyond this field of view. Recently, the Squid Nebula was discovered within The Bat. 
It is a region of excited Oxygen and lies in the foreground of The Bat.
Camera: Moravian G4 (16803) with Astrodon GenII filters
Scope: AP155EDF w Focus Boss II
Mount: Paramount MX guided w ST-402 and Borg 60mm achromat

Exposures: 

24 / 16 / 23 x 10 min RGB
29 x 10 min Lum
33 x 20 min H-Alpha
45 x 20 min OIII
Total: just over 41 hours of data over 9 nights of imaging

Image acquisition with CCD-Commander and TheSkyX
Calibration and initial processing in PixInsight
Final processing in Photoshop CC 2021

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Lucknow, Ontario
May 2021

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