06 December 2018
 
Hydrogen Clouds Near Deneb

    
    


By  Ron Brecher
( astrodoc.ca )

This field is northwest of the bright star Deneb, which is just outside the right edge, near the top of the image.
This means it is close to the North America Nebula, and is part of the web of nebulae that seem to be everywhere in this part of Cygnus.

Most of the objects in this field lie at a distance of about 5,500 to 7,500 light years.
To provide a sense of scale, Sh2-112 is about 25 light years across.

Moravian G3-16200 EC camera (on loan from O’Telescope), Optolong Ha, R, G and B filters,
Takahashi FSQ-106 ED IV at f/3.6, Paramount MX, unguided. Acquisition with the SkyX,
focused with FocusMax. Scripted with CCD Commander. All pre-processing and processing in PixInsight.
 Acquired from my SkyShed in Guelph. Moderate moonlight for Ha and no moon for RGB. average transparency and seeing.

16x5m R, 15x5m G and 11x5m B, and 48x10m Ha unbinned frames (total=11hr30m). 


 

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