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Sh2-119 • Emission Nebula in Cygnus in Ha & OIII, 


            Douglas J Struble
Sh2-119 • Emission Nebula in Cygnus in Ha & OIII
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Sh2-119 • Emission Nebula in Cygnus in Ha & OIII

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Dates:Aug. 9, 2019Aug. 31, 2019

Astrodon OIII 3nm: 468x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik Ha 6nm 1.25'': 210x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 22.6 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 5.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.10%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3251407

RA center: 21h 19' 29"

DEC center: +43° 47' 27"

Pixel scale: 2.315 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 319.667 degrees

Field radius: 1.653 degrees

Resolution: 4015x3210

Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard


Sh2-119, or Sharpless 119, is a large complex of emission nebulosity in Cygnus constellation, about 2 degrees east of the North American Nebula. It is located just around 68 Cygni, a quite bright star of magnitude 5. The nebula was catalogued by astronomer S. Sharpless in his famous "Catalogue of HII Regions", published in 1959. Sharpless described it as a large (have an apparent diameter of about 2 degrees) and "bright" nebula. The nebula is crossed by several dark dust lanes and globules, especially on the southern part.



Douglas J Struble
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Sh2-119 • Emission Nebula in Cygnus in Ha & OIII, 


            Douglas J Struble

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