Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  28 Cyg  ·  29 Cyg  ·  34 Cyg)  ·  37 Cyg)  ·  Crescent Nebula  ·  NGC 6888  ·  Permanent nova (P Cyg  ·  The star 36 Cyg  ·  The star 40 Cyg  ·  The star 42 Cyg  ·  The star 44 Cyg  ·  The star Revenant of the Swan  ·  The star Sadr (γ Cyg  ·  The star b2 Cyg  ·  The star b3 Cyg
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Sadr Region in Cygnus (The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Robotic Telescope), 



    
        

            Mark Germani
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Sadr Region in Cygnus (The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Robotic Telescope)

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Sadr Region in Cygnus (The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Robotic Telescope), 



    
        

            Mark Germani
Sadr Region in Cygnus (The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Robotic Telescope)
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Sadr Region in Cygnus (The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Robotic Telescope)

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 16, 2020
Frames:
10×180(30′) ISO1600 f/4
Integration:
30′
Flats:
25
Flat darks:
16
Bias:
16
Avg. Moon age:
25.34 days
Avg. Moon phase:
18.63%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5934423

RA center: 20h18m08s.4

DEC center: +41°2526

Pixel scale: 6.908 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.265 degrees

Field radius: 6.219 degrees

Resolution: 5393x3594

File size: 9.7 MB

Locations: Auberry, California, USA, Auberry, CA, United States

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories

Description

Inspired by @wsg, I dug into the RASC robotic telescope imaging data that I been given and tried processing this wide-field view of the Sadr region in Cygnus. I entered as much as I could about the setup in the equipment list, but I'm not 100% on the particular 200mm f/2.8 lens used here (I guessed). This DSLR rig is piggy-backed on the main RASC robotic telescope, an RCOS 16" f/8.9, on a Paramount ME mount.

The stars in this data were so numerous and even with a gentle stretch, obscured most of the nebula detail, so Starnet++ really came in handy. This was a challenge to process, but by the end I was glad to see some of the smaller star clusters discernible in the image.

True dark returns to this latitude in the next few days, so I'm crossing my fingers for some clear nights to go out and gather my own data

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Sadr Region in Cygnus (The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Robotic Telescope), 



    
        

            Mark Germani