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Contains:  NGC 6914, M 29, NGC 6913, NGC 6910, gamma Cyg nebula, IC 1318, Crescent nebula, NGC 6888, IC 1311, The star 40Cyg, The star Sadr (γCyg), The star 34Cyg
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The Heart of Cygnus, 


            Chris R White
The Heart of Cygnus

The Heart of Cygnus

Technical card

Resolution: 1920x1280

Dates:July 16, 2015

Frames:Astronomik CLS: 61x120" ISO1600

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 0.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.20%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 13.30 job: 698985

RA center: 305.219 degrees

DEC center: 40.708 degrees

Pixel scale: 11.230 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -81.355 degrees

Field radius: 3.598 degrees


I was fortunate to have a few very clear and relatively dark hours the other night. I am starting to get the hang of PixInsight, and one of the things I am really struggling with is getting accurate star color when shooting with my Astronomik light pollution filter. I live in a yellow zone, so the filter is a must when shooting emission nebulae. I did a decent job in this image, but still have more to learn. C&C welcome.



Chris R White
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The Heart of Cygnus, 


            Chris R White

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