Gamma Cygnus Area


Date:              September 27, 2008

Location:        Seven Sisters Observatory - Manchester MI   

Equipment:    ZS66 APO, FFIII, Canon 10D Modified Guided with Orion Autoguider

Conditions:     clear but with ground fog

Film:               None!  DSLR @ ISO 800    

Exposure:       12 X 600 seconds with 3 X 600 seconds dark frames

Comments:     I am pretty pleased with this shot.  The two hours of 10 minute exposures shows the extensive areas of dim h-alpha emitting gas in the background shot through with areas of cold dark gas.  This is just what I was trying to see in this shot.  The bright red areas are parts of IC1318, the small open cluster right of center is NGC6910 and the blue reflection nebula on the right edge near the top is NGC6914.