Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 1318  ·  M 29  ·  NGC 6913  ·  The star 40Cyg  ·  The star Sadr (γCyg)  ·  gamma Cyg nebula
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M29 an open cluster in Cygnus, 



    
        

            RonAdams
M29 an open cluster in Cygnus
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M29 an open cluster in Cygnus

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M29 an open cluster in Cygnus, 



    
        

            RonAdams
M29 an open cluster in Cygnus
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M29 an open cluster in Cygnus

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT72ED f/6
Imaging Cameras
Nikon D5300 DSLR Nikon
Mounts
iOptron CEM25P
Accessories
Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors · Astronomik CLS Light Pollution Filter 2" - CLS-2
Software
PHD2 Guiding · Fitswork4 · Digicam, Deep Sky Stacker, Gimp, Photoscape
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 50mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY 5-II

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 23, 2018
Frames:
30x180" (1h 30') ISO3200
Integration:
1h 30'
Darks:
10
Bias:
10
Avg. Moon age:
15.61 days
Avg. Moon phase:
99.20%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2630401

RA center: 20h24m46s.1

DEC center: +39°0126

Pixel scale: 1.879 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 280.708 degrees

Field radius: 1.888 degrees

Resolution: 6016x4016

Data source: Backyard

Description

Cygnus is slowly moving out of the sky. So I decided to image something in it because of that and because I knew I would be racing the Moon and Cygnus was about as far away from the Moon as I could get. Before I started imaging I felt like I could get the light frames I needed before the Moon rose high enough to cause problems. However that was an incorrect assumption. I wound up having to trash more than half of my light frames because of the Moon. Don't get me wrong I'm not complaining I'm just explaining. I was glad that I was able to image tonight. However the Moon does irritate me. It seems that a lot of my clear sky nights happen when there is a bright Moon up. I did get an image and I'm pleased with the image. Please enjoy my most recent image of M 29.

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Description: I haven't been able to image so I thought I might try and improve some previous images. I completely reprocessed this image beginning with aligning and stacking in Deep Sky Stacker.

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M29 an open cluster in Cygnus, 



    
        

            RonAdams