Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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Cygnus Constellation - Halpha

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Samyang 35mm f1.4
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI 1600 MM - Cooled
Mounts
iOptron ZEQ25
Filters
Astronomik Ha 12nm 2"
Software
Seqence Generator Pro · PinInsight 1.8 · PHD2 Guiding · PhotoShop
Guiding Cameras
Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 2, 2016
Frames:
Astronomik Ha 12nm 2": 31x120" (1h 2')
Integration:
1h 2'
Avg. Moon age:
29.15 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.16%

RA center: 20h40m40s.8

DEC center: +38°3307

Pixel scale: 21.559 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -96.076 degrees

Field radius: 17.172 degrees

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Resolution: 4656x3520

Locations: Lake Hudson State Park, 5505 Morey Hwy, Clayton, MI, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

Aug 2nd, 2016 - Cygnus is a prominent constellation in the summer northern sky. Its name means “the swan” in Latin, and it is also known as the Swan constellation. The major DSO visible in this picture are, North America Nebula (NGC 7000), Sadr region (IC 131, Crescent Nebula (NGC 688 and Veil Nebula (Western NGC6960 and Eastern NGC6992)

This image was captured with ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool and Rokinon 35mm lens at F/2.0 using Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm filter. I was impressed with the details that I managed to capture, with that said the focus was not that good as well as the whole thing was an experiment to see if this lens is sharp.

There are lots of details in this area and I believe the best way to get all the details is to capture it with 135mm or 85mm lens and then stitch the frames together to create a mosaic.

I've included two versions of the same image, one I tried my best to preserve most of the stars and the second version I tried to remove most of the stars and enhance the nebula, hope you like both.

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