Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Nebulae in Cygnus and Cepheus

This photo, taken early Sunday morning, 9/21/09 at the Black Forest Star Party, shows partial regions of Cepheus and Cygnus that feature nebulae. In Cepheus, on the right, is IC 1396 near Herschel's Garnet Star, and in Cygnus are the familiar North America (NGC 7000) and Pelican Nebulae (IC 5067, 5068 and 5070) near Deneb. Also within Cygnus at lower left around Sadr is another nebua complex including IC 1311 and 1318. Camera: guided Canon Digital Rebel (with IR filter removed), six stacked images with a total exposure time of 10 minutes, 15 seconds.

Here is a close-up of the North America and Pellican nebulae. Two of my 4 2-minute frames did not track properly; hence I prefer the photo I took earlier this year (seen below).