Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  58 Cyg  ·  IC 5068  ·  The star ν Cyg

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IC 5068 : The Forsaken Nebula (2 panels mosaic), 



    
        

            Thomas LELU
IC 5068 : The Forsaken Nebula (2 panels mosaic)
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IC 5068 : The Forsaken Nebula (2 panels mosaic)

Image of the day 08/01/2022

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IC 5068 : The Forsaken Nebula (2 panels mosaic), 



    
        

            Thomas LELU
IC 5068 : The Forsaken Nebula (2 panels mosaic)
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IC 5068 : The Forsaken Nebula (2 panels mosaic)

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 17, 2022 ·  June 18, 2022 ·  June 27, 2022 ·  June 29, 2022 ·  July 1, 2022 ·  July 2, 2022 ·  July 4, 2022 ·  July 14, 2022
Frames:
IDAS LPS-P3: 46×600(7h 40′) (gain: 145.00) -10°C bin 1×1
IDAS Nebula Booster NBZ: 83×900(20h 45′) (gain: 145.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
28h 25′
Darks:
20
Flats:
30
Bias:
100
Avg. Moon age:
11.47 days
Avg. Moon phase:
38.26%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 6034608

RA center: 20h52m42s.10

DEC center: +42°0802

Pixel scale: 1.338 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 3.580 degrees

Field radius: 1.699 degrees

Resolution: 5696x7152

File size: 21.3 MB

Locations: Jardin, TOUL, Lorraine, France

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is IC 5068, a low emission nebula (composed of clouds of hydrogen gas), neglected because it is located near the very photogenic North America and Pelican nebulae.
The nebula is best known for the streaks of dark clouds that separate the hydrogen-colored regions, which also separate the nebula from its better-known neighbors. (All are located 1,600 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus.)

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IC 5068 : The Forsaken Nebula (2 panels mosaic), 



    
        

            Thomas LELU