Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  B342  ·  B343  ·  IC 1311  ·  NGC 6914  ·  PK077+03.1  ·  PK077+03.2  ·  VdB131  ·  VdB132
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IC 1311 and associated nebulosity in Cygnus, 



    
        

            Ian Dixon
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IC 1311 and associated nebulosity in Cygnus

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IC 1311 and associated nebulosity in Cygnus, 



    
        

            Ian Dixon
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IC 1311 and associated nebulosity in Cygnus

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue 70 mm f6 apo triplet refractor
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 60D
Mounts
SkyWatcher NEQ6 PRO
Accessories
Orion Bahtinov mask · ASIair Pro · Cabela's Fleece hoody · Home Made Fleece lined mitts · Stellarvue SFFR70APO
Software
SkySafari 6 Pro · Astro Pixel Processor APP · Adobe Lightroom 2019 CC · Adobe Photoshop CC 2020
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
tasco 60mm/360 mm doublet
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 7, 2020
Frames:
10x300" (50') ISO800 bin 1x1
Integration:
50'
Darks:
21
Flats:
20
Bias:
20
Avg. Moon age:
19.54 days
Avg. Moon phase:
76.38%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Mean FWHM:
4.00
Temperature:
3.00

RA center: 20h16m31s.59

DEC center: +41°4822.4

Pixel scale: 2.619 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 148.192 degrees

Field radius: 2.283 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 5220x3494

Locations: Glenlea observatory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Gamma Cygni nebulae are composed of multiple regions of nebulosity surrounding g-Cygni, at the center of Cygnus.

After a weekend of rain and high winds, I found a few hours of clear skies. This is first light for the NEQ6 mount, it tracked well at .7 rms.

The clouds rolled in soon after I set up and not much integration could be had, only .8 hours.

I enjoy wide-field views, for the surprises I sometimes find in the FOV. After processing I noticed NGC 6914 in the upper right, a pleasant speckle of blue, and a surprise for me, first time I've imaged that DSO - this is more clearly evident in the early noisier versions of this image.

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Description: Worked on the presence, trying to remove gradients in a pixinsightless environment. :)

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Description: Perhaps moving toward taming my gradients.. ha ha. I need to make a new library of flats, etc.

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Description: In this version, I reprocessed for accurate star colour. Starting from scratch. 🙂

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Description: Final version of reprocess with corrected stars.

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