The Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC 1318) is an emission nebula that surrounds the 2nd magnitude star gamma Cygni, Sadr from Arabic. It's about 1500 light years away and covers an area about the size of the full moon in the constellation Cygnus. This image taken 2022-06-02 11:32 UT from Flagstaff, Arizona, has just over an hour of data. When I head north from Austin in the summer I often get caught by how short the nights can be, even in Northern Arizona.
A total of 14 five minute exposoures taken with a William Optics RedCat 250/51mm telescope, Baader UV/IR cut filter, ZWO ASI 533 MC camera, and SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 mount, ASI EAF and guide camera. All were controlled with a ZWO ASIAir Plus Controller. Processed in PixInsight, StarNet 2, Topaz DeNoise, and Photoshop.
Content created: 2022-06-15
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