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Sh2-119 • Emission Nebula in Cygnus in SHO, 


            Douglas J Struble

Sh2-119 • Emission Nebula in Cygnus in SHO

Technical card

Resolution: 3210x4015

Dates:Aug. 9, 2019Aug. 19, 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
Astronomik SII 1.25" 6nm: 209x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 29.6 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 9.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 52.15%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: 3251659

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 SHO, 


            Douglas J Struble