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Contains:  IC 1318, NGC 6910, The star Sadr (γCyg), gamma Cyg nebula
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IC 1318 in Cygnus - two panel mosaic in Hubble Palette

Technical card

Dates:June 28, 2019

Astrodon Ha 5nm: 52x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 5nm: 42x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 5nm: 42x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 45.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.21%

Basic astrometry details job: 2806867

RA center: 20h 25' 41"

DEC center: +40° 22' 19"

Pixel scale: 2.093 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.128 degrees

Field radius: 1.578 degrees

Resolution: 4336x3262

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown


This is a two panel mosaic of IC 1318 - a diffuse emission nebula in the region of Sadr (γ Cygni). Sadr is the star at the center of the cross-shaped asterism in the constellation of Cygnus. It is the brightest star in this image: to the left and slightly above centre.

Below and slightly to the right of Sadr is the open cluster NGC 6910.

Sadr is around 1.800 light years distant. Estimates for the distance to IC 1318 and NGC 6910 vary between 2,000 and 4,000 light years.

IC 1318 was photographed between 27 May and 28 June 2019 from an imaging rig in Spain that is privately-owned and remotely-operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details:

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106
Camera: QSI 683 WSG
Filters: Astrodon 5nm NB
Mount: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

SII: 42 x 1200s
Ha: 52 x 1200s
OIII: 42 x 1200s

A total of 45 hours and 20 minutes exposure.

Data capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne



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IC 1318 in Cygnus - two panel mosaic in Hubble Palette, 


            Steve Milne

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