Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  Sh2-129
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SH2-129 & OU4 - The Most Controversially Named Nebula, 


            Jason Wiscovitch
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SH2-129 & OU4 - The Most Controversially Named Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO RedCat  ·  Starizona Hyperstar 4  ·  Celestron EdgeHD 8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro 1600mm pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 30mm f/4 Mini Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: zwo asi 224 mc

Software: Astro Pixel Precessor  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Astronomik SII 6nm  ·  Astronomik OIII 6nm  ·  Astronomik Ha 6nm  ·  Baader Oiii highspeed  ·  Baader Ha highspeed  ·  Baader Sii highspeed

Accessory: ASI Air Pro  ·  Starizona Filter Slider  ·  ASI Air

Astrometry.net job: 3898997

RA center: 21h 11' 24"

DEC center: +59° 57' 38"

Pixel scale: 2.025 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -76.482 degrees

Field radius: 1.544 degrees

Resolution: 3385x4323

Locations: Home, Herriman, Utah, United States

Data source: Backyard


The Flying Bat and Squid Nebulas - SH2-129 & Ou4

This was the first collaboration between myself and one of my buddies. We are two AP nerds who wanted to collaborate, shoot this extremely faint/tough target and then share the data to make a mega stack.

williamoptics RedCat 51
celestronuniverse Edge HD 8” w/Hyperstar
zwoasi 1600mm x2, 224MC, 30mm Guide Scope, ASIAIR, ASIAIR PRO, & EAF
baaderplanetarium F2 HA, OIII & Astronomik HA & OIII Filters
skywatcherusa EQ6-R Mount

-14.5hrs HA & 22.25hrs OIII
-10.46hrs HA & 12.95hrs OIII from Reg
- 60hrs Total Integration Time
-50 Darks, 50 Flats, 250 Bias per session
-Gain 139
-Bortle 5


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Sky plot


SH2-129 & OU4 - The Most Controversially Named Nebula, 


            Jason Wiscovitch