SH2-129 - The Flying Bat Nebula in Cepheus


Found in the constellation Cepheus

This nebula  is sometimes called The Flying Bat. It is VERY large and nearly filled the field of the FSQ//U16M which is saying something.
Apogee U16M camera w 5nm Astrodon GenII H-Alpha filter
Takahashi FSQ Refractor w Robofocus
12 x 10 min for H-Alpha; 6 x 5 min RGB
Paramount ME guided w ST-402 and eFinder
Image acquisition in CCDSoft5
Calibration, Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels, Curves, selective sharpening and some minor noise reduction in PS CS4

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Click HERE to see the H-Alpha channel

Flesherton, Ontario
July 17 and Sept 11 2010