Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  14 Cep  ·  15 Cep  ·  21 zet Cep  ·  22 lam Cep  ·  27 del Cep  ·  B169  ·  B170  ·  B171  ·  B173  ·  B174  ·  NGC 7261  ·  PK104+00.1  ·  Sh2-134  ·  Sh2-135  ·  Sh2-138  ·  The star 14Cep  ·  The star δCep  ·  The star ζCep  ·  The star λCep
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Sh2-134 // Sh2-135 // B 174 // B 173, 



    
        

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Sh2-134 // Sh2-135 // B 174 // B 173

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Sh2-134 // Sh2-135 // B 174 // B 173, 



    
        

            Thilo
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Sh2-134 // Sh2-135 // B 174 // B 173

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Redcat 51

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 80D (Astro Modified)

Mounts: Sky-Watcher Star Adventuer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Guide Scope 50mm

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN2

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixinsIght

Filters: Astronomik EOS clip Astronomik 12nm Ha

Accessory: Manfrotto tripod Manfrotto 055  ·  Lacerta MGEN-II Autoguider


Dates:Nov. 6, 2020

Frames:Astronomik EOS clip Astronomik 12nm Ha: 79x180" (3h 57') ISO1600

Integration: 3h 57'

Darks: 70

Flats: 70

Bias: 70

Avg. Moon age: 20.13 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.83%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


RA center: 22h11m57s.956

DEC center: +59°0955.00

Pixel scale: 3.097 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -21.203 degrees

Field radius: 2.904 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 5645x3707

Locations: Tri-border area / Dreiländereck Belgium-Netherlands-Germany, Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Data source: Traveller

Description

Dear friends,

heavy workload kept me away from AB for quite some time.

However, at least I had managed to pull out my camera under the sky and take advantage of a clear night in November. Since the moon was shining brightly, using an Ha filter was mandatory.

On that occasion, I could try my new Redcat 51 for the first time (at least the many working hours payed off fortunately in this regard ;-)

Sh2-134 is a very large object in the constellation of Cepheus. It is a nice region around lambda Cephei (center) with lots of HII regions along with dark nebulae such as B 173-174 (L-shaped structure above zeta Cep) and B 169-171 (C-shaped structure to the right thereof). The region around lambda Cephei is designated Sharpless 134 and the smaller bright region to the left is Sharpless 135.

If you like to leave a comment, suggestion, critique or the like, feel free to do so. It is always appreciated.

Still all the best for 2021 and stay healthy!

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