Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The North American Nebula

Another beautiful evening, steady atmosphere, and perfect for some wide angle astrophotography.
I attached my Canon T3 to an old equatorial mount with a RA drive and was able to take exposures up to about 2 minutes without star-trailing.
Here is a post-processed image of the northern part of region of Cygnus (a.k.a. "The Northern Cross) which has a number of nebulas (reddish) and dark regions which are dust-laden sections in the disk of the Milky Way. Can you spot the North American nebula? If so, the bright star to the right of it is Deneb.
Canon T3, 105 sec at f/4.5 and ISO 1600

Comments or questions are always welcomed (well, as least nice ones)!

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