|Here is an urban effort
to image Abell-71 in Cygnus. The picture was captured from my urban driveway in Bedford, Nova Scotia.
Abell 71 (Pk 85+04.1) is a faint nebula in the constellation Cygnus with a magnitude 18.9 central star. Originally classified as a planetary nebula by G. Abell in 1955, studies by Pismis, Hasse & Quintero in 1991 suggest that it may be a region of H-alpha emission based on narrow band images that show strong H II regions but almost none of the O III emissions characteristic of a planetary nebula. The faint nebulosity surrounding Abell 71 is part of a much larger neighboring nebula complex SH2-115.
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