Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  30 Cyg  ·  31 omi01 Cyg  ·  32 omi02 Cyg  ·  B345  ·  NGC 6866  ·  NGC 6884  ·  PGC 166657  ·  PGC 2303939  ·  PK079+05.1  ·  PK079+06.1  ·  PK082+07.1  ·  PK083+05.1  ·  The star 30Cyg  ·  The star 31Cyg  ·  The star 32Cyg

Image of the day 11/30/2018

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
    Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 



    
        

            Nico Carver
    Powered byPixInsight

    Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB)

    Image of the day 11/30/2018

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 



    
        

            Nico Carver
      Powered byPixInsight

      Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB)

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Stellarvue SVQ86
      Imaging Cameras
      ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
      Mounts
      Orion Atlas EQ-G
      Filters
      Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha · Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series · Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series · Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series · Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII
      Accessories
      Shoestring Astronomy EQDIR
      Software
      Photoshop CS6 · PHD2 Guiding · Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro · Pixinsight 1.8 · Cartes du Ciel
      Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
      Astromania 60mm Guide Scope
      Guiding Cameras
      ZWO ASI290MM Mini

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      June 24, 2018 ·  June 29, 2018 ·  July 2, 2018 ·  July 3, 2018 ·  July 7, 2018 ·  July 9, 2018 ·  July 11, 2018 ·  July 26, 2018 ·  July 27, 2018 ·  Aug. 3, 2018 ·  Aug. 4, 2018 ·  Aug. 6, 2018 ·  Aug. 10, 2018 ·  Aug. 30, 2018 ·  Oct. 13, 2018 ·  Oct. 18, 2018 ·  Oct. 29, 2018 ·  Nov. 8, 2018 ·  Nov. 11, 2018 ·  Nov. 12, 2018 ·  Nov. 13, 2018
      Frames:
      Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 143x60" (2h 23') (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1x1
      Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 142x60" (2h 22') (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1x1
      Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 142x60" (2h 22') (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1x1
      Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII: 142x600" (23h 40') (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1x1
      Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha: 186x300" (15h 30') (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1x1
      Integration:
      46h 17'
      Avg. Moon age:
      15.77 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      50.83%

      RA center: 20h14m38s.44

      DEC center: +45°4519.6

      Pixel scale: 2.460 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -74.077 degrees

      Field radius: 3.325 degrees

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 8050x5475

      Locations: Backyard, Newark, Delaware, United States; Sawin Observatory, Hockessin, Delaware, United States

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      This region of Cygnus west of Deneb is anchored by the bright and colorful stars 30 and 31 Cygni. There are many types of interesting and overlapping nebulae in this region including many HII regions catalogued by Dickel, Wendker, and Bieritz, as well as more recent discoveries such as the giant supernova remnant known as G 82.2+5.3 and the much smaller possible planetary nebula PN PM 1-320. This was my most challenging photo yet with more than 46 hours of integration, and the time-consuming process of creating a seamless 8 panel mosaic. This image has been my sole focus from June through November.

      Thank you:

      My neighbor Rachel David for being my excellent assistant and "second in command" throughout the summer.

      Sharon Roat, Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory, and Frank Colosimo (Blue Mountain Vista) for allowing me to capture many hours of this mosaic away from the streetlights of Newark.

      The Delaware Astronomical Society's Astrophotography Special Interest Group for all the advice and support.

      My friends Andrew and Kurt for their feedback on my work-in-progress.

      and Maggie Thrash for supporting me in all things.

      Comments

      Revisions

      • Final
        Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 



    
        

            Nico Carver
        Original
        Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 



    
        

            Nico Carver
        B

      B

      Description: Annotated using the following catalogs: New Galactic Catalog (NGC), Lynds' Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Dark Nebulae (LDN), Dave Green's supernova remnants (G), Preite-Martinez' Possible Planetary Nebulae (PM), Barnards' Catalog of Dark Markings in the Sky (B), and the Dickel, Wendker, Bieritz catalog of the Cygnus X region (DWB).

      Uploaded: ...

      Sky plot

      Sky plot

      Histogram

      Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 



    
        

            Nico Carver