Contains: NGC 6910, gamma Cyg nebula, IC 1318, The star Sadr (γCyg)
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IC 1318, Sadr region of Cygnus

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen ED80SF

Imaging camera: Canon 550D


Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducer: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software: PixInsightPHD GuidingO'Telescope BackyardEOS

Resolution: 5168x3433 job: 186957

RA center: 305.525 degrees

DEC center: 40.285 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.484 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -175.695 degrees

Field radius: 1.279 degrees


Because of the subject being Sadr, I created [semi-artificial] star diffraction spikes on this image with my APO refractor back in June, 2013. I stretched two wires over the objective in a crosshair pattern to simulate the secondary spider of a Newtonian.

Image details:
Data acquired 2013-06-28
21x 4min, ISO800
Calibrated with dark, flat, and bias frames

Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron CG-5 ASGT mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded)
Orion Field Flattener

Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PHD
Calibration/alignment/integration and post-processing with PixInsight



Cory Schmitz

Sky plot

Sky plot


IC 1318, Sadr region of Cygnus, 


        Cory Schmitz

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