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Contains:  37 gam Cyg, B347, IC 1318, M 29, M29, NGC 6910, NGC 6913, NGC6910, PK078+00.1, PK079+00.1, Sadr, Sh2-108, The star Sadr (γCyg), gamma Cyg nebula
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IC 1318 Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus, 


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IC 1318 Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus

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Imaging telescopes or lenses:Teleskop Service INED70 Apochromatic refractor

Imaging cameras:QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts:Skywatcher EQ3

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding cameras:QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducers:William Optics P-Flat 3


Filters:Baader Blue 2"Baader Red 2"Baader Green 2"Baader L 2''

Accessory:QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheel

Dates:Oct. 23, 2017Oct. 30, 2017

Baader Blue 2": 10x180" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 10x180" -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 45x180" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 12x180" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.9 hours

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 6.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 43.63% job: 1795072

RA center: 20h 25' 56"

DEC center: +39° 55' 15"

Pixel scale: 3.481 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 64.943 degrees

Field radius: 1.799 degrees

Resolution: 2956x2266

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland; Pello, Pello, Lappi, Finland


I took my travel scope to Lapland to my home place, which I hadn't visited in 10 years. The sky there was beautiful with the Milky Way visible with the naked eye. I had a problem with the declination motor breaking and the filter wheel not wheeling, so I shrugged and shot luminance. Now after returning home I got the colors for this.



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IC 1318 Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus,