Here’s my latest image of the Butterfly Nebula region in Cygnus taken over three nights. This is a first light while using a new acquisition software package - Voyager. I’m completely sold on it since it offers a ton of customizability, is very stable (no crashes good error handling, etc.) and is very reasonably priced for what it can do. This summer, despite the short nights, should be a lot of fun with Voyager running the show.
The Butterfly Nebula, IC1318, is a mix of emission and dark nebulae near the bright star Sadr in constellation Cygnus and lies some 4900 light years away. By comparison, Sadr is a foreground star and lies 1900 light years away. The dark molecular clouds running through the region are physically related to the emission nebula and gives the nebula its distinct butterfly shape.
Scope: TMB130SS @ f/5
Reducer: Stellarvue 0.72x reducer/flattener
Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar
Mount: AP1100 GTO
Software: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight
6.8 hrs total exposure
Edited by AstroGabe, 16 June 2019 - 02:57 PM.