Gamma Cygni region


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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Mazlin
IC 1318
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
10-19-2015
Description

This is a mosaic of data orginally acquired at New Mexico Skies in 2008, and finished more recently with data from an observatory in suburban Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia.

This is a bicolor rendition, using Ha and OIII data --  the green channel is synthesized from the other two in Photoshop.

The gamma cygni region is replete with a variety of nebulae, including the more famous Butterfly Nebula and Crescent Nebula

A cropped version of this image, centered on Sadr, can be found here:

http://www.starshadows.com/_img/image/gallery/3/gamma%20cygni%20crop1.jpg

A higher resolution version of the Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) from 2005, courtesy of J. Thibert, an SSRO alum, can be found here:

http://www.starshadows.com/gallery/display.cfm?imgID=37

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
2 frame mosaic, total 18 hours Ha and 18 hours OIII
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
Takahashi FSQ106N
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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