1318 Cygnus Nebula
Equipment: Takahashi FSQ-106N
on EM-200; SBIG STL-11000M, Astrodon filters; Vixen 70X600
Exposure/Processing: RGB - 5 x 300s;
- Hydrogen alpha 4x900s added to red channel and used as luminance;
Images acquistion/processing in MaximDL ad Photoshop.
08 October 2010; Chiefland Astronomy Village
The Gamma Cygni nebula IC 1318 consists of the various pink patches
which can be seen surrounding Gamma Cygni - the bright star in the
middle of this photograph. Gamma Cygni is actually not part of this
nebula, it is a foreground star located half way between us and the
nebula. We are looking deep into the Orion Arm of our Galaxy in this
direction, and the nebula is more than 3000 light years from us. The
Gamma Cygni nebula, IC 1318, has three bright patches (parts A, B
and C,) and they each have a diameter of about 50 light years. (From
Atlasof theUniverse website).