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Uploaded 9-Aug-18
Taken 9-Aug-18
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Dimensions1911 x 1425
Original file size3.25 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date modified9-Aug-18 18:09
Cygnus Region with the North America Nebula and Sadr

Cygnus Region with the North America Nebula and Sadr

I keep coming back to this region for a number of reasons. I keep struggling with getting the right exposure especially of the Ha areas. In addition being a busy area of the Milky Way the starfield tends to be overwhelming. So a couple nights ago I tried under a moonless night. With Cygnus directly overhead early in the morning the position was optimal. I'm fairly happy with the result but as always we have a new shopping list of what we would do next time :-).

Camera: Canon 60da
Lens: Sigma 35/1.4 with Nikon Novaflex Adapter
Sensor ISO: 1600
Exposure: 15 light frames of 2 minutes at F/5.6
Processing: Maxim DL 6 and Adobe Photoshop CC 2018