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Click on the image to view full size! Image Acquisition Details:
• Panel 1 = 10 x 60s subs • Panel 2 = 10 x 60s subs • Panel 3 = 10 x 60s subs • Panel 4 = 10 x 60s subs • Panel 5 = 10 x 60s subs • Panel 6 = 10 x 60s subs • Panel 7 = 10 x 60s subs • Panel 8 = 10 x 60s subs • Panel 9 = 5 x 60s subs
Total Integration time: 1.5 hrs / 10 mins per panel.
• Samyang 135mm Lens • ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro Camera @ -10 c • Optalong L-Pro filter • Skywatcher EQ35 mount • ASIair Pro.
About the image:
This is my second go at a mosaic image and my first that consists of more than 2 panels. This wide field image of the main section of the Cygnus constellation is made up of 9 panels, 3 by 3. Due to this, in case it all went wrong I opted to keep the number of subs per panel quite low, at just 10x 60 second subs, so with each panel being around just 10 minutes of integration time. Zooming right into the main image, this becomes apparent as the noise is pretty obvious and the detail is not crisp, but this has given me more confidence to put more time into each mosaic panels for future projects. There are a number of objects in this image, including the Cygnus loop (Consisting of the Eastern and Western Vail Nebulae), The North American Nebula, The Cygnus wall, The Pelican Nebula, The Butterfly Nebula, The Crescent Nebula and many more.