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Tail of Cygnus, 


            Jason Tackett
Tail of Cygnus

Tail of Cygnus

Technical card

Resolution: 3893x2596

Dates:July 6, 2013

Frames: 10x180" ISO1600

Integration: 0.5 hours

Darks: ~16

Bias: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 27.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.89% job: 90724

RA center: 306.519 degrees

DEC center: 42.426 degrees

Pixel scale: 28.812 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.881 degrees

Field radius: 18.718 degrees

Locations: York River State Park, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States


Here is an image of Cygnus I took at York River State Park earlier this month. Lots of cool objects are visible including red emission nebulae and open star clusters. I’m quite pleased with the turn out despite a bit of imperfect focus (I am a rookie after all!).



Jason Tackett
License: Attribution Creative Commons


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            Jason Tackett
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            Jason Tackett

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Tail of Cygnus, 


            Jason Tackett