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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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IC 1318 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis
IC 1318 (Ha + RGB)

IC 1318 (Ha + RGB)

Technical card

Resolution: 3000x2002

Dates:Aug. 28, 2014Aug. 30, 2014Aug. 31, 2014

Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 101x300" ISO1600
Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 63x90" ISO1600

Integration: 10.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 4.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.57%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.67 job: 356179

RA center: 305.170 degrees

DEC center: 40.854 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.849 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.913 degrees

Field radius: 3.932 degrees

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Ahwahnee Hills Observatory, Ahwahnee, California, United States


IC 1318, also known as the Gamma Cygni Nebula or the Sadr Region, is a diffuse emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. At the relatively wide angle provided by the 200mm lens used for this photo, the entirs region shows up as being filled with pockets of ionized hydrogen gas. In the upper right is another gem of the summer sky - the Crescent Nebula, also known as NGC 6888.

RGB data for this image was captured from Ahwahnee Hills Observatory. Hydrogen-Alpha data was captured from my backyard in Clovis, California.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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IC 1318 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis