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Gamma Cygni Nebula in Cygnus 13 June 2012

Believe it or not we got a clear night down here a couple of days ago. Just two hours before the clouds rolled in again at 2am, but enough time to do 40 x 2 minute subs on this thing. First widefield of the season :) A little overcooked but I'll give it more time if the clouds ever go away. Nice to see the Crescent - more by chance than design :)

 

As always in this region - too many blasted stars! ;)

 

Nikon D70 modded, 55-200 Nikkor at 200mm (cropped) , f5.6, 1600iso, Baader Neodymium filter.

40x120sec subs for a total of 1hr 20mins, unguided EQ5

Darks, flats and bias

Stacked and processed in DSS and CS5

 

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Taken on June 17, 2012