Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)
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Cygnus Kite Asterism, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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Cygnus Kite Asterism

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Cygnus Kite Asterism, 



    
        

            Gary Imm
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Cygnus Kite Asterism

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider Pro Mono

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 2.6.3

Filters: Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series  ·  Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  Takahashi Flattener TOA-67  ·  Feathertouch Focuser Boss II Electronic Focusing Control


Dates:May 30, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 40x30" (20') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 40x30" (20') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red 31mm Gen2 I-Series: 40x30" (20') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 1h

Avg. Moon age: 15.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.22%


Astrometry.net job: 2101962

RA center: 20h 5' 17"

DEC center: +47° 32' 2"

Pixel scale: 0.782 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.540 degrees

Field radius: 0.448 degrees


Resolution: 3600x2025

Locations: Backyard (Mag 20.8 - Bortle 4.5), Onalaska, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This object is a star asterism in the constellation of Cygnus at a declination of +47 degrees. This asterism is identified in the Secret Deep list of deep sky objects by Stephen James O'Meara.

I don't believe it is a star cluster simply because I cannot find it referenced in any atlas. Like all asterisms, It is simply a pretty collection of stars. I think of it as the Kite Asterism, because to me it looks like a kite being flown, wind coming from the right, with the kite string coming down slightly to the right.

In addition to the asterism, this part of the sky looks interesting because of the many small colorful star patterns in the background. I see many arcs and geometric shapes outlined by the stars. Or perhaps my imagination is just more active than normal as I write this.

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Cygnus Kite Asterism, 



    
        

            Gary Imm