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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 61Cyg, The star 56Cyg, The star 55Cyg, The star 34Cyg, The star 57Cyg, The star νCyg, The star ξCyg, The star 31Cyg, The star Sadr (γCyg), The star Deneb (αCyg), Part of the constellation Cygnus (Cyg)
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Cygnus In Progress, 


Cygnus In Progress

Cygnus In Progress

Technical card

Resolution: 9960x13399

Dates:July 22, 2013

Frames: 196x600"

Integration: 32.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.90% job: 117539

RA center: 308.784 degrees

DEC center: 42.109 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.475 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.211 degrees

Field radius: 8.057 degrees

Locations: iTelescope.Net - New Mexico, Mayhill, NM, United States


This is a work-in-progress. The final work will be an 18 panel, 14 degree mosaic of Cygnus from NGC 7000 to the Crescent Nebula. Shot at 3.50 arcseconds per pixel with a Takahashi FSQ-106ED and an SBIG STL-11000M, this comprises the Luminance portion of the image only, and in full resolution is 9959 x 13398 pixels (cropped), or 133 megapixels. It has not been cleaned up for stray hot pixels, and the mosaic stitching is an imperfect PhotoShop CS5 auto-PhotoMerge. Each of the 18 panels contains 2 hours of luminance, 12 x 600 seconds. I also have already acquired RGB (7 x 300 seconds each), H-Alpha (20 x 900 seconds each), and OIII (6 x 600 seconds). Much work remains to be done before I can produce a composite HaLRGBOIII image.



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Cygnus In Progress,