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Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC 1318), 


            Mike Oates

Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC 1318)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 500D

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 RC7  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  Lightroom 5

Filters: CLS CCD  ·  Ha 5nm

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser  ·  Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel

Dates:July 19, 2013

CLS CCD: 28x300" ISO1600 bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 13x300" ISO1600 bin 1x1

Integration: 3.4 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 11.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 84.77%

Basic astrometry details job: 88441

Resolution: 1920x1200

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


This is a combination of colour images taken with a CLS-CCD filter and a 5nm Ha filter, combined in Photoshop.



Mike Oates
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Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC 1318), 


            Mike Oates