Gamma Cygnus Region

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  • RA: 20:22
  • Dec: +40:16
  • Constellation: Cygnus
  • Dates:  September 11, 2002, October 5, 2002 and October 10, 2002


  • Scope: 300 mm Olympus lens @ f/5.6
  • Autoguider:  ST-4 in faint mode through 8" SCT
  • Sky conditions:  great transparency and seeing
  • Film: Kodak Supra 400
  • Exposure:  30, 45, and 60 minutes



Comments:  The main nebulosity visible around the star Gamma Cygnus is designated as IC1318.  Visible at the bottom, left of center is the cluster M29 and at the bottom, right of center the Crescent Nebula (NGC6888).  All three nights were calm and in the 40s.  The second exposure was cut short at 45 minutes by the arrival of high thin clouds from an approaching Alberta clipper.