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IC 1318 (Butterly Nebula), NGC 6910, Sadr, Cygnus

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#1 rekokich

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:50 PM

IC 1318 is a large emission nebula located just east of Gamma Cygni (Sadr), a bright class F8Ib supergiant star forming the center of the Cygnus cross. To the north of Sadr lies a small, young star cluster NGC 6910 which is thought to be a part of the emission nebula complex. IC 1318 is divided by a dark dust lane giving it the appearance of butterfly wings. Distance estimates for IC 1318 and NGC 9610 are approximately 3500 LY, and for Gamma Cygni in the foreground 1800 LY.

The attached image was taken with the small TSAPO65Q astrograph (65x420 mm), iEQ30pro mount, full spectrum modified Canon T3i camera, and Orion 60mm F4 SSAG pro autoguider.

The image is composed of a 4x360 sec stack, iso 3200, taken with the Astronomik 12nm Ha filter, and a 9x360 sec stack, iso 1600, taken with the Astronomik CLS-CCD filter, processed with 40 dark and 40 bias frames.

Software used was PHD2, DSS, XnView, StarTools, and Neat Image.

Thank you for looking.

 

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