Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5068
IC 5068, 



    
        

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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Star 71

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO with GTOCP3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech AT65EDQ

Guiding cameras: ASI 120MC

Software: PHD guiding  ·  SequenceGeneratorPro  ·  photoshop  ·  CCDStack 2+

Filters: Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 LRGB

Accessory: Atik EFW2



Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 782909

RA center: 20h 52' 55"

DEC center: +42° 20' 31"

Pixel scale: 3.404 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.998 degrees

Field radius: 1.268 degrees


Resolution: 2100x1670

Locations: Meadowlark Ridge Observatory, New Glarus, Wisconsin, United States

Description

Often overlooked in the constellation Cygnus is the faint emission nebula IC 5068. Two of its closest celestial neighbors, the North American and Pelican nebulae, get top billing but this beautiful object shines proudly in its own right. Curtain like wisps of dark dust fall across this cloud of ionized hydrogen making it a very intriguing target to image.

This is an HaLRGB image. The hydrogen alpha data was blended with luminance and layered on the color data.

Exposure: Ha:L:R:G:B = 160:60:48:48:48 (minutes) RGB bin 2x2.

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IC 5068, 



    
        

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