Click on the above image to get a 2x version.
Click HERE to see the Hydrogen Alpha
This object is very strong in H-Alpha so I may need to go back and get
more data and maybe some h-alpha. This was brutal to bring out the
detail with so little data. Don't look too closely!
From Walter Koprolin: " Sharpless
119 is a large patch of emission nebulosity in Cygnus, about 3 degrees
east of the North American Nebula, located around the bright
5th-magnitude star 68 Cygni (near the image center).
It shows up quite easily in well-exposed wide-angle photographs of the
region as large red patch of emission nebulosity. S. Sharpless, in his
famous "Catalogue of H II Regions", published in 1959, indeed describes
it as type 3, "bright". Interestingly, there are several dark lanes and
dark globules superimposed on the southern part of the nebula. The area
is part of the Milky Way and well populated by numerous stars. "
Here is Walter's excellent version: http://www.nightsky.at/Photo/Neb/Sh2-119_WN.html
Camera: Apogee U16M w Astrodon Gen II LRGB
Scope: AP155 EDF F/7 w Robofocus
Mount: Paramount ME
24 x 10 min H-Alpha; 6 x 10 min each RGB
CCDSoft5 using CCD-Commander automation
Dark and Flat Calibration plus Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in
Levels, Curves and Contrast adjustment
in Photoshop CS4
June / July 2012