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


            Cory Schmitz
IC 1318, Sadr region of Cygnus
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IC 1318, Sadr region of Cygnus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen ED80SF

Imaging cameras: Canon 550D


Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software: PHD Guiding  ·  PixInsight  ·  Binary Rivers Backyard EOS

Basic astrometry details job: 186957

RA center: 20h 22' 5"

DEC center: +40° 17' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.484 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -175.695 degrees

Field radius: 1.279 degrees

Resolution: 5168x3433


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
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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IC 1318, Sadr region of Cygnus, 


            Cory Schmitz