Click here for a 3000 x 2400 image this mosaic (1.87 Mb)

Click the following for high resolution images of selected objects within this mosaic:
Barnard Dark Nebula B344 (341 Kb)
Barnard Dark Nebula B343 (434 Kb)
Dark Lane and NGC 6910 Open Cluster (354 Kb)
Newly Discovered "Bubble" Nebula PN G75.5+1.7 near NGC 6888 (224 Kb)

 

 

 

The Details
Object
IC 1318 in Cygnus (8-Pane Mosaic)
Optics
Astro Physics 160 EDF refractor at f/5.7
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance 6nm Hydrogen Alpha filter
Date
26 June 2008 through 06 July 2008
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 8 x 12 exp x 1200 sec 1x1 bin (32 hours total exposure)
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop CS3
Orientation
Field of View: Approximately 05° x 04° centered on RA 20h20m
DEC +39°30’ (2000.0) . North angle 179°; east 90° CCW from north
Notes

IC 1318 and its surroundings are shown in the above mosaic image captured over a series of eleven nights. The work consists of eight individual panes totaling 32 hours of exposure time that were seamlessly stitched together with the aid of Photoshop CS3.

 

 

 

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