Sh2-119 Clamshell nebula

Sh2-119 also known as the Clamshell nebula is a large emission complex in Cygnus, surrounding the bright star 68 A Cyg. Several dark dust lanes and globules cross the nebula creating suggestive dark filaments. 15hrs total integration time in narrowband SHO palette (5hrs Ha/Oiii/Sii each). High resolution here


This very interesting object in constellation Cygnus resembles the most famous Cocoon nebula. According to information I found online the the nebula is related to the RAFGL 2789 infrared emission source. Image is the result of of 13h integration of Ha, Oiii, Sii (4 h 20 min each filter) combined Read more…