Sh2-129 and OU4

Object Sh2-129; OU4; "Flying Bat and Squid Nebulae"
Description The red (Ha Signal) is sh2-129, the flying bat nebula. The blue squid nebula (OIII signal) in this image (OU4) was discovered by the French Amateur Astrophotographer Nicolas Outters in 2011. It is very faint. I used a tone mapping process originally described by J-P Metsavainio to bring it out. All the data was collected on my summer road trip to see the total eclipse of the sun.
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Acquisition Dates 2017-08-16, 2017-08-18, 2017-08-24, 2017-08-27
Date Published 2017-09-03
Locations Spruce Knob Lake Campground, WV; Daniel Boon National Forest, KY; Big Wood Lake, WI; Cherry Springs Park, PA
Optics Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM; f/2.8 for narrowband; f/4.5 for broadband
Mount Orion Atlas EQ-G
Camera ZWO ASI-1600 MM-Cool (v3)
Filters Astrodon Ha (5nm), OIII (3nm)
Guiding QHY 5Lii Mono and Orion 50mm guidescope
Gain 200
Cooling -15C
Integration Total: 9.6 hours; Ha: 35x300" and 33x600"; OIII: 40x600"
Software Mount Control: EQMOD; Planetarium: Cartes Du Ciel; Acuisition: Sequence Generator Pro; Guiding: PHD2; Polar Alignment: QHY Polemaster; Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5 and Photoshop CS6
RA/DEC Center 317.661 degrees; 60.095 degrees
Orientation (E of N) 2.676 deg E of N
Links Astrobin; WorldWideTelescope
sh2-240 in the WorldWideTelescope screenshot