Sh2-119 HaRGB

Sharpless119 Sh2-119

Sharpless 119
Click on the above image to get a 2x version.
Click HERE to see the Hydrogen Alpha layer alone.
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:
Camera: Apogee U16M w Astrodon Gen II LRGB filters
Scope: AP155 EDF F/7 w Robofocus
Mount: Paramount ME
24 x 10 min H-Alpha; 6 x 10 min each RGB
Acquired with CCDSoft5 using CCD-Commander automation 
Dark and Flat Calibration plus Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim DL
Levels, Curves and Contrast adjustment in Photoshop CS4

Flesherton, Ontario
June / July 2012