Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Crescent Nebula  ·  IC 5068  ·  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6888  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America Nebula  ·  Part of the constellation Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Pelican Nebula  ·  The star 30Cyg  ·  The star 31Cyg  ·  The star 34Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star 59Cyg  ·  The star Deneb (αCyg)  ·  The star Sadr (γCyg)  ·  The star νCyg  ·  The star ξCyg  ·  The star τCyg
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Cygnus complex, from Deneb to Sadr, 


Cygnus complex, from Deneb to Sadr
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Cygnus complex, from Deneb to Sadr

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135mm ED UMC F/2

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D

Mounts: AstroTrac TT320X-AG

Software: PixInsight 1.8

Dates:Aug. 19, 2020

Frames: 49x120"

Integration: 1.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.22%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3808585

RA center: 20h 35' 59"

DEC center: +42° 23' 6"

Pixel scale: 10.361 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.141 degrees

Field radius: 9.510 degrees

Resolution: 5496x3670

Locations: Sierra de Hornachos, Hornachos, Badajoz, Spain

Data source: Traveller


Visually stunning at summer, when it's overhead at this latitude, this region is not only an obvious target for our cameras but also entertain us through the binoculars while we are shooting...
North America and Pelican nebulas stand out left of center, partially outlined by brighter clouds of ionized gas. In the case of the North America nebula, this brighter part is called "the Cygnus Wall".
Right of center is Sadr (Gamma Cyg) star, surrounded by a very bright and large HII region.
As crowded as it can be, this region also includes some other emission and reflection nebulas (including the Crescent Nebula) and many dark structures.

135mm, f/2.8
49x 120s, ISO 2000



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Cygnus complex, from Deneb to Sadr,