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SVX90T - The Squid

SVX90T - The Squid

Posted by Brian Meyers on 20th Feb 2024

Brian Meyers caught this excellent image of the Squid Nebula (Ou4) in Cepheus using his SVX90T. Resting roughly 2,300 light-years away from Earth and spanning about 50 light-years in diameter, this nebula is completely surrounded by the reddish hydrogen emissions from the Flying Bat Nebula (Sh2-129) that sits behind it. At its center is a triple system of hot, massive stars named HR8119.


APOD: 2020 October 7 - OU4: A Giant Squid in a flying bat. (n.d.).

Sky & Telescope. (2022, August 1). The Flying Bat and Squid Nebula, SH2-129 and Ou4 - Sky & Telescope.