Nightscapes & Deep Sky
Brian A. Morganti
in large red emission nebula complex)
A dramatic study in contrasts, this colorful
skyscape features stars, dust, and glowing gas. The blue complex of
nebulae near the center of the image lies some 6,000
light-years away, toward the high-flying northern constellation
Cygnus and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy.
NGC 6914 is the grouping of blue reflection nebula
shown near the center of the above image which is surrounded by a
very large complex of bright red emission nebula in central Cygnus,
located about 7 degrees NNE of the star Sadr. North is
to the right in this image.
Date & Location:
September 10th/11th, 2012
- Bernville, PA
Weather: Calm, Temperature
range 55F to 44F. Last Dp reading was 43F
Clear with above average transparency.
SQM-L: 20.32 start
- 20.52 finish.
TeleVue NP101is Refractor @ 432mm f4.3 with 0.8x focal reducer
Filter: Hutech IDAS-LPS (Light
Mount: AstroPhysics AP900GTO
Orion SSAG @5 seconds
T1i (500d) Hap Griffin modified - Baader UV/IR
- 10 minute subs @ ISO800 - 3 hours 20 minutes total
Master Dark & Bias 50F
PS CS6, GradientXTerminator, NIK filter tools
Another rare night of better than average transparency helped
with image detail.
Nightscapes & Deep Sky Colors