Starfield in Cygnus
Size: about 45'
Distance: 1,550 light years
RA: 20h 25m 32s
Dec: 40 degrees 18' 55"
The region around the star Sadr, also
known as Gamma Cygni, is full of emission nebulosity (designated IC
1318B). IC 1318B is
located within the constellation Cygnus and is close to other
famous landmarks along the summer Milky Way, like the
Pelican and North American Nebulae, the Crescent Nebula, and the
area is very rich in stars, hydrogen emission, and bands of opaque
dust. Feel free to check out the links to the vertical
orientation listed above.
Date: October 7, 2006
FS102 at f6, on the G11 Losmandy
Autoguider: SBIG STV with
Camera: FLI Maxcam CM10
Filter: Astronomik 6nm Ha filter.
Exposures: 27 x 10' Ha, unbinned (total 4.5 hour
Conditions: Temperature 65 down to 45 degrees F during
session; above average
transparency; average seeing; lots of dew.
with Ron Wodaski's
Debloomer software, followed by calibration and alignment in
Sigma combined using RC Sigma Reject
MaximDL, followed by DDP
in ImagesPlus (IP). Further processing in Photoshop CS (16
note: Graphics on this website
may not be reproduced without author permission.
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