Observation by Mr Ian David Sharp: The Giant Squid Nebula

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Mr Ian David Sharp


Mr Ian David Sharp


2022 Jun 28 - 00:00


2022 Jul 28 - 13:25


The Flying Bat Nebula (Sharpless 129)

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Field centre

RA: 21h11m
Dec: +59°59'
Position angle: -91°37'

Field size

1°04' × 0°50'

  • StellaMira 104mm ED2 Triplet f/6.25 APO Refractor
  • 10Micron GM 1000 HPS mount
  • Starlight XPress TRIUS PRO 694 mono CCD camera
  • Starlight Xpress 7 position 1.25" filter wheel
  • Optolong LRGB, Ha, OIII, SII filters
  • Starlight XPress OAG
  • Starlight Xpress LoadStar V2 guide camera

HA = 40 x 1200s ; OIII = 60 x 1200s


PixelSkies, Castilléjar in the province of Granada, Andalucia

Target name

The Squid Nebula in Cepheus


The Giant Squid Nebula

About this image

This planetary nebula in Cepheus is hellishly faint! The Giant Squid is designated OU4 and is within the larger Flying Bat Nebula (Sh2-129).

See equipment used here: http://www.astro-sharp.com/.../my-new-remote-setup-in-spain/

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