Gamma Cygni Nebula


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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Mazlin
IC 1318
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
11-08-2008
Description

The Gamma Cygni Nebula, aka the Butterfly Nebula,  surrounds Sadr -- at the center of the Northern Cross in Cygnus. This 2 panel mosaic also displays NGC6888, aka the Crescent Nebula, at the lower right. (Elsewhere on this site is a close-up of NGC6888.) The processing of this Ha-only mosaic was quite aggressive, aiming to enhance the subtle differences in contrast in this region. One panel was done from New Mexico, the other from Pennsylvania.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
2 panel mosaic -- 7.5 hours per panel -- 30 min subs -- 1x1
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
Takahashi FSQ106N
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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