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Contains:  M 29, NGC 6913, NGC 6910, gamma Cyg nebula, IC 1318, IC 4996, Crescent nebula, NGC 6888, NGC 6883, IC 1311, The star 42Cyg, The star 40Cyg, The star Sadr (γCyg), The star 35Cyg, The star 36Cyg, The star 34Cyg, The star 29Cyg, The star 28Cyg, The star 27Cyg
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Sadr Region Mosaic in Ha, 


Sadr Region Mosaic in Ha

Sadr Region Mosaic in Ha

Technical card

Resolution: 2450x3671

Dates:June 12, 2019

Frames: 12x300"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.57% job: 2743702

RA center: 304.417 degrees

DEC center: 38.498 degrees

Pixel scale: 6.997 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.464 degrees

Field radius: 4.289 degrees

Locations: ORM, La Palma, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory


The Gamma Cygni Nebula, also known as the Sadr Region or IC 1318, is a diffuse emission nebula that can be seen around Sadr (Gamma Cygni), the star at the center of the Northern Cross, which marks the heart of Cygnus, the Swan. Despite the name, the star and the nebula are unrelated. Even though it looks embedded in the nebulosity, Sadr is approximately 1,800 light years distant, while the nebula is much further away, at 4,900 light years.

The Gamma Cygni Nebula is considered an emission nebula because it is ionized by the radiation of the nearby stars and it emits visible light as a result. The visible portion of the H II region stretches over an area more than 100 light years across. The nebula is illuminated by an O9-class star which is visually obscured by interstellar material.

The Sadr Region is very easy to find in the sky. Sadr is one of the bright stars of the Northern Cross and it marks the heart of the celestial Swan. It is a white supergiant star with an apparent magnitude of 2.23. With 12 solar masses and 150 times the Sun’s radius, the star is about 33,000 times more luminous than the Sun.

A 4 panel mosaic in Ha, each panel is 3 x 300 seconds with 12% overlap stitched with MSFT ICE. Is very cool area of sky for sure and doing Ha when moon very bright works just great.



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Sadr Region Mosaic in Ha, 



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