Sh2-114 (Cyg)

Sh2-114 (Cyg)

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Date/Site: 21., 23., 30. July and 5. August 2020, remote observatory on the AAR club's site in Presberg
Exposure/
Filter:
R: 8 x 180 seconds,
G: 6 x 180 seconds,
B: 13 x 180 seconds,
Hα: 33 x 300 seconds, (-20°C)
Camera: Moravian G3-16200 with Astronomik Type II-filters
Optics/
Instrument:
250mm f/4,7 Newton with VIP-3010 Paracorr on 10Micron GM1000 HPS
Guiding: Lodestar attached to a 61mm-finder,
focusing: Microtouch and FocusMax,
data acquired remotely using CCD-Commander and MaximDL 6,
calibration and processing: PixInsight 1.8

Sharpless 114 in Cygnus is called the "Flying Dragon-nebula". The filaments are part of an extended Hα-nebula complex. They are shaped apparently by interstellar magnetic fields and the radiation pressure of hot stars in their vicinity.

© Friedhelm Hübner, last revision:  17.01.2021