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Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon, 


            Ivaylo Stoynov
Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon
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Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY 22

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200

Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II Mono

Focal reducers: Takahashi TOA Reducer at F/5.5

Software: PixInsight PixInsinght 1.8 RC7  ·  PHD guiding  ·  photoshop  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm 2"  ·  Baader Planetarium OIII 8.5nm 2"

Accessory: Brightstar Quantum Electronic Filter Wheel 7x2"  ·  Brightstar Advanced OAG

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%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1711186

RA center: 21h 21' 13"

DEC center: +38° 49' 8"

Pixel scale: 1.606 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 256.694 degrees

Field radius: 0.622 degrees

Resolution: 2200x1715

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.
(Source: galaxymap.org, www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im1112.html)



Ivaylo Stoynov
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Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon, 


            Ivaylo Stoynov