Sh2-129 – Potato Nebula – Mono

Some people call it Flying Bat Nebula, but I think Potato Nebula is the more fitting name for Sharpless 129 (Sh2-129). The bright star in the upper-right is Alderamin and in the upper-left quadrant you will find a nice compact planetary nebula. This target deserves a little more exposure time to bring out more of its faint parts.

This is a straight Ha monochrome image constructed from 24 exposures with 600 sec each, a total of 4 hours of exposure. Using my wide-field setup with the Asahi/Pentax Takumar 135mm f/2.5 with the ATIK 460EXm. Taken from the balcony of my house in the light-polluted Frankfurt area – Bortle class 7 (red zone). Make sure to look at this image in full-size view.


Exposure: H, 24 x 600sec Date: 2016-8-24…26
Setup: Takumar 135mm f/2.5 with ATIK 460EXm Site: Langen, Hessen Germany

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