An elephant, a bat and a squid walked into a bar...

An elephant, a bat and a squid walked into a bar... Here we have the newly discovered ( by an amateur astronomer) "squid", now known as OU4, a fragile blue OIII image enbedded in the red "bat" (Sh2-129) at the lower right. The elephant of course is above in IC1396.
The "squid" was discovered in May 2011 by Nicolas Outters and although not fully understood appears to be a giant, dim, planetary nebula.
This image was shot with a Canon 135mm f2 lens at f2.5 and a FLI ML8300 camera with Baader filters.
The image was taken by Lynn Hilborn, WhistleStop Obs, Grafton, Ontario on June 22,26,27 and July 1,2014.
A total of 11 hours of exposure...OIII 8x30m, Ha 14x15m, R 6x10m, G 6x10m, B 8x10m, all binned 1x1.

Image and text by Lynn Hilborn

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