Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 6866, The star 32Cyg, The star 31Cyg, The star 30Cyg

Image of the day 11/30/2018

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





    
        

            Nico Carver
    Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB)

    Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB)

    Technical card

    Resolution: 8050x5475

    Dates:June 24, 2018June 29, 2018July 2, 2018July 3, 2018July 7, 2018July 9, 2018July 11, 2018July 26, 2018July 27, 2018Aug. 3, 2018Aug. 4, 2018Aug. 6, 2018Aug. 10, 2018Aug. 30, 2018Oct. 13, 2018Oct. 18, 2018Oct. 29, 2018Nov. 8, 2018Nov. 11, 2018Nov. 12, 2018Nov. 13, 2018

    Frames:
    Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 143x60" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 142x60" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 142x60" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII: 142x600" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha: 186x300" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1

    Integration: 46.3 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 15.77 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 50.83%

    Astrometry.net job: 2387006

    RA center: 303.660 degrees

    DEC center: 45.756 degrees

    Pixel scale: 2.459 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 73.846 degrees

    Field radius: 3.325 degrees

    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

    Author

    2ghouls
    Nico Carver
    License: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
    101036
    Like

    Revisions

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





    
        

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





    
        

            Nico Carver
      B

    B

    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).

    Sky plot

    Sky plot

    Histogram

    Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 





    
        

            Nico Carver