Deep Sky Object in Summer
IC1318 (Diffused Nebula around Gamma Cygni)

Date & Time: Aug 22 2009, from 23:47 to 26:23 JST(+0900)
Mosaic of 9 flames of 6min.×4shots
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
with IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & Meade Pictor 201XT
Digital Camera: Nikon D50 (Remodeled)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

Camera Settings: Recording format...12bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(3008×2000)

IC1318 / Diffused Nebula, type 1 E
R.A.20h 22m 12.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+40° 15' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size240'
Real SizeN/A
Magnitude -
A central star in this picture is gamma Cygni (Sadr), and the star has been surrounded by the faint red nebula spread out like snatches of clouds. The nebula can hardly be detected in naked eye, but very photographed.
It's the deepest region just east (left-hand side) of Sadr, clearly recognized that is tangled with dark nebulae.

To Monochrome enhanced image

North American Nebula(NGC7000)


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