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Sean Liang

Location of Photo:

IC ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY, SPAIN (Remote Astronomy Via Telescopelive)

Date/Time of photo:

Aug 2022 - Nov 2022


Takahashi FSQ-106EDX4; FLI ProLine PL16803


Sh2-119 is a fascinating emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus and lies some 2200 light years away. This nebula is a glowing cloud of gas and dust, illuminated by the light of nearby stars. The bright, blue-white stars within Sh2-119 are responsible for ionizing the gas within the nebula, causing it to emit light at specific wavelengths. Like many other nebulae, Sh2-119 is a reminder of the incredible power of the universe. The stars within the nebula are born out of clouds of gas and dust, and as they age and exhaust their nuclear fuel, they release this material back into space, seeding the formation of new stars and planets.