Cygnus Widefield Mosaic in Hydrogen Alpha
Size: about 45'
Distance: 1,550 light years
RA: 20h 25m 32s
Dec: 40 degrees 18' 55"
This is a mosaic of two separate
images that I took in April and May of 2007. 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 larger versions of this
image (please allow time for full download).
Date: April 21, 2007 (right side) and May 8, 2007 (left side)
FSQ106 at f5 on the G11 Losmandy
Autoguider: SBIG ST-402 with
Camera: STL11K -20C.
Filter: Baader 7nm
Exposures: Right side: 8
x 20' unbinned; left side 5 x 20' unbinned. Total exposure 4.4 hours.
Conditions: Temperature 65-75 degrees F, good
transparency, average seeing. CCD was cooled to -20C on both
Calibrated, aligned, and Sigma Clip combined
in Maxim, followed
in ImagesPlus (IP). Further processing in Photoshop CS (16
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