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Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon, 


            Ivaylo Stoynov
Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon

Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon

Technical card

Resolution: 2200x1715

Dates:Aug. 25, 2017Aug. 26, 2017Aug. 27, 2017

Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm 2": 39x900" -30C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium OIII 8.5nm 2": 16x300" -30C bin 2x2

Integration: 11.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.07% job: 1711186

RA center: 320.306 degrees

DEC center: 38.819 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.606 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 256.694 degrees

Field radius: 0.622 degrees

Locations: Nedelkovo, near Sofia, Bulgaria

Data source: Backyard


This is an unusual HII emission nebula. The filamentary structures resembles a supernova remnant. However, no supernova remnant appears to be recorded for this location.

The wispy structures are likely the result of winds from hot, massive stars interacting with the magnetic fields in the interstellar medium. But very little is known about it.



Ivaylo Stoynov
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon, 


            Ivaylo Stoynov