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Contains:  Filamentary nebula, IC 1311, IC 1318, IC 1340, IC 4954, IC 5068, IC 5070, Lace-work nebula, NGC 6940, NGC 6960, NGC 6992, NGC 7000, NGC 7039, Network nebula, North America nebula, Part of the constellation Cygnus (Cyg), Pelican nebula, The star 31Cyg, The star 32Cyg, The star Deneb (αCyg), The star Gienah (εCyg), The star Sadr (γCyg), The star δCyg, The star ηCyg, The star ι2Cyg, The star νCyg, The star ξCyg, Veil nebula, gamma Cyg nebula
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Cygnus  Wide Field, 


Cygnus  Wide Field
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Cygnus Wide Field

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Minolta 45mm

Imaging cameras: Sony Nex-5  ·  Sony Nex-5 modified

Mounts: iOptron SmartEQ  ·  Celestron CG-5 Advanced GoTo

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Solomark Uv Ir Cut Block Filter

Accessory: DIY Dew Heater System  ·  gentLED-AUTO Intervalometer  ·  DIY Pier  ·  DIY Wireless Intervalometer

Dates:Oct. 26, 2013Oct. 12, 2015

203x30" ISO1600
Solomark Uv Ir Cut Block Filter: 23x120" ISO800

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~116

Flats: ~200

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 25.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.40%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 20.00

Basic astrometry details job: 814371

RA center: 20h 24' 4"

DEC center: +40° 19' 19"

Pixel scale: 22.666 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.755 degrees

Field radius: 15.896 degrees

Resolution: 4168x2849


This is 2 years in the making. I combined the Luminance from a Oct 2013 image with the HaRGB from Oct 2015. I think it works nicely. I'm not sure why some of the stars turned out more towards the purple side but I don't mind. All star colors were brought up evenly and no hue adjustments were done. When adjusting colors other then the stars the stars were always masked.

The shot is from a pair of Sony Nex-5's and a pair of Minolta 45mm pancake lenses at F4.5 . Both were taken from my very light polluted front yard.

All processing done in PixInsight.



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Cygnus  Wide Field,