IC 1318 The Gamma Cygni Nebula  -  9.15.2007
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Meade LX200 14 GPS @ F/2 with HyperStar
Mount: Meade
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel
Filters: none
Exposure:  444 X 20 Seconds = 2.5 Hours
ISO 800
Time: 10:50 PM EST - 1:05AM EST
Location: Waldwick, NJ
© 2007 David A. Trapani
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The Gamma Cygni nebula

The Gamma Cygni nebula 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.

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