SH2-112 is an emission nebula in constellation Cygnus with an apparent diameter of about 18' (arcminutes). The nebula is ionized by the O-type star BD +45 3216 (the bright star near the center of the nebula) which lies at a heliocentric distance of about 8000 light-years.
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0.67° × 0.5°
400mm Newton at f=1520mm
North is up (approximately)
0.8 arcsec/pixel (at full resolution)
Total exposure times:
All image processing steps are deterministic, i.e. there was no manual retouching or any other kind of non-reproducible adjustment. The software which was used can be downloaded here.
Image processing steps where:
Bias correction, photon counting
Dark current subtraction, flatfield correction, noise estimation
Alignment and brightness calibration using stars from reference image
Stacking with masking unlikely values and background correction
Extracting stars from the emission line images using information from continuum images
Denoising and deconvolution both components (stars and residual)
Dynamic range compression using non-linear high-pass filter