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Contains:  The star β2Cyg, The star Albireo (β1Cyg)
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Albireo, 





    
        

            Phil Brewer
Albireo

Albireo

Technical card

Resolution: 3015x2196

Dates:Sept. 30, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon E-Series Blue filter: 26x30" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Green filter: 26x30" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Red filter: 26x30" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-series Luminance: 26x1" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-series Luminance: 26x5" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-series Luminance: 26x80" bin 1x1

Integration: 1.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.46%

Astrometry.net job: 2962435

RA center: 292.681 degrees

DEC center: 27.961 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.391 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.884 degrees

Field radius: 0.721 degrees

Locations: Home Backyard, Ida, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I'm not a big visual guy, I jumped right into astrophotography. But.. I have a special spot in my heart for Albireo as a visual target. A lot of targets visually just look like faint grey smudges in a telescope. Albireo is an exception as the stark contrast between the red Albireo A and the blue Albireo B was immediately awe inspiring in the eyepiece and started me down the rabbit hole. As easy as it is to see visually, it's surprisingly tough to capture with a camera. I created an HDR composition here of three different exposure lengths (lum) to try and not completely blow out the core.

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Phil Brewer
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons
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