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Cygnus "The summer triangle"

About this object

This image of Cygnus shows what lies beneath the Summer Triangle. This area within the Milky Way is full of dust, star clusters and emission nebula. The reddish areas are emission nebula. The North American Nebula can be seen on the extreme left side of the image. This nebula looks like N. America. Next to it lies the Pelican Nebula and further to the east (right) is the Gamma Cygni Nebula. The dust of the Milky Way is brown. In the extreme lower part of the image just left of center is the reddish supernova remnant known as the Veil Nebula. When registering the subframes, I counted 87K stars in this small area of the summer sky. This image was taken with a 35mm lens I was able to borrow from my friend and one of the premier astrophotographers of all time, Tony Hallas.

Image Details

  • Optics : 35mm f1.4 lens @f4
  • Mount: Astrotrac
  • Camera: Canon 60Da
  • Filters: None
  • Exposure: (21) 90sec exposures at ISO 1600
  • Camera/Mount Control: Interval Timer
  • Location: Stellarvue Deep Sky Party, Likely CA
  • Date: June 12
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