Sh2-114, The Flying Dragon Nebula in Cygnus

Posted by Rod Pommier
on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Sh2-114 in Cygnus is a very faint emission nebula in the Cygnus Milky Way. It is known as the Flying Dragon Nebula, as its wispy twisted shapes resemble a flying dragon with outstretched bat-like wings, a serpentine neck, and two aptly placed yellow stars for glowing eyes on its face. It is an unusual emission nebula that is thought to be sculpted by a combination of intense stellar winds emitted by massive, hot, O and B stars interacting with magnetic fields within the interstellar medium.

Image Data:
Telescope/Mount: Celestron Compustar C14
Camera: SBIG STL 11000M with Baader planetarium Ha, R, G, and B filters.
Location: Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA
Dates: 2020-07-20 through 2020-08-12
Exposures: Ha:R:G:B= 1290:35:35:60 minutes = 23 hours, 35 minutes total exposure.

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