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Taken 12-Jul-18
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Original file size4.84 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date modified12-Jul-18 20:34
Cygnus Starfield

Cygnus Starfield

It was a moonless night with Cygnus high overhead. It was well positioned for imaging. I wasn't prepared for the number of stars. The North America Nebula is well resolved along with the reddish interstellar dust surrounding the central star in Cygnus, Sadr. Below this region, though it is hard to see with all the stars you get a hint of the crescent shaped Eastern Veil. The most amazing part of all is the dark lane known as the Great Rift that runs through the image.

Camera: Canon 60da
Lens: Sigma Art 35/1.4
Sensor ISO 1600
Light Frame Exposure f/2.8 for 75 seconds
51 light frames
25 dark frames
Total Exposure: 64 minutes of exposure
Processing: Pixinsight and Adobe Photoshop