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Contains:  34 P Cyg, 37 gam Cyg, 40 Cyg, B343, B344, B347, Crescent nebula, Cygnus, IC 1311, IC 1318, IC1311, M 29, M29, NGC 6888, NGC 6910, NGC 6913, NGC 6914, NGC6888, NGC6910, NGC6914, PK076+01.1, PK076+01.2, PK077+02.1, PK077+03.1, PK077+03.2, PK078+00.1, PK079+00.1, Sadr, Sh2-105, Sh2-108, The star 34Cyg, The star 40Cyg, The star Sadr (γCyg), VdB130, VdB131, VdB132, gamma Cyg nebula
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The Heart of Cygnus, 


            Chris R White
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The Heart of Cygnus

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon 70-200mm F2.8 L II USM

Imaging camera:Canon 750D

Mount:Astrotrac TT320X AG travel system



Dates:July 16, 2015

Frames: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: 20h 20' 53"

DEC center: +40° 42' 28"

Pixel scale: 11.242 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 98.692 degrees

Field radius: 3.598 degrees

Resolution: 1920x1280


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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