Astrophotography by Mario Cogo

IC 1318 - Gamma Cygni 


IC 1318 is a large area of emission nebulosity around Sadr, Gamma Cygni, the brightest star in this picture and the heart of the constellation of Cignus. For their shape the two nebula sections just south of Sadr are also called the Butterfly Nebula. The small open cluster in the lower right of the photo is M29.


Date : 24/05/2001 from Roques de los Muchachos 2400mt. "La Palma" (Canary Island - Spain)
14/08/2002 from Cima Larici Asiago 1600mt.  (Vicenza - Italy)
Optics : Astro-Physics Traveler 105mm f/6 EDFS  with AP Field Flattener - Nikon F3 Camera
Mount : Astro-Physics GE-600E GTO autoguided by SBIG ST4
Exposure : Composite of two 30-minute on Kodak PJ400 Film and one 60-minute on Kodak E200 Film
Processing : Film scanned at 2700 dpi with Nikon CoolScan LS30 scanner, enhanced with Adobe Photoshop 6.0
Note : Dry climate and windy.


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