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Contains:  NGC 7039, North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, Pelican nebula, IC 5070, IC 5068, NGC 6914, gamma Cyg nebula, IC 1318, Crescent nebula, NGC 6888, IC 1311, The star 55Cyg, The star 34Cyg, The star 59Cyg, The star 57Cyg, The star 47Cyg, The star 63Cyg, The star νCyg, The star ξCyg, The star Sadr (γCyg), The star Deneb (αCyg), Part of the constellation Cygnus (Cyg)
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Gems of Cygnus

Technical card

Resolution: 2200x1528

Dates:July 27, 2019

Frames: 31x180"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.02% job: 2830454

RA center: 20h 36' 34"

DEC center: +42° 49' 4"

Pixel scale: 23.489 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 49.116 degrees

Field radius: 8.739

Locations: Back Yard, Westover, Pennsylvania, United States

Data source: Backyard


The gems of Cygnus. The Cygnus region is filled with beautiful nebulae from the North America and Pelican Nebulae, to Gamma Cygni, to the Crescent Nebula and more. Captured from my back yard in central Pennsylvania on 7/27/19 - Bortle class 4 skies.


Nikon D750 (Stock)
Rokinon 135mm f/2 ED UMC lens
ISO 1600
AstroTrac TT320X-AG - no guiding
Induro CLT404L Tripod


31 x 180" exposures (93 mins. total integration time)


RawTherapee, Deep Sky Stacker, RNC-Color-Stretch, & Photoshop.



David McGarvey
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


Gems of Cygnus, 


            David McGarvey