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Image of the Week, November 11, 2016

Paul C Swift Squid nebula

The Squid and the Flying Bat, by Paul C. Swift

A mysterious, squid-like apparition  cataloged as Ou4 (OIII to blue), and Sh2-129 also known as the Flying Bat Nebula (Ha to red) located in the constellation Cepheus.

Image details

Imaging telescope: Vixen VSD 100 f/3
Imaging camera: 9.2mp Sony SX814
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX
Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3
Filters:  Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm and Chroma SII 3nm
Dates: Nov. 3, 2016
Frames: 44×1800″ at F3
Integration: 42.0 hours
Avg. Moon age: 1.81 days
Avg. Moon phase: 3.67%
Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain


About the photographer

Paul C. Swift
Location: Spain


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