Cygnus Area Image Index (Pictures of Objects in the Cygnus Area)
This is from the Fall 2015 trip to the Starry Nights B&B in Wimberley TX. It shows the North American Nebula & Pelican Nebula areas in the middle, with the Butterfly Nebula area to the right. Image Details: Nikon D810A camera, Nikon 85mm f1.8 lens at f4.5, about 3 hours total exposure (35 * 5 minutes).
The images above & below are from 2012, captured in Wimberley, TX. Exposure was 44 minutes (11*4) with the modified Canon 20Da and 85mm f1.8 lens at f5.6
See also the Butterfly Nebula Sadr Area picture.
Image Details: Combination of 9 x4 minute images using a Nikon 180mm f2.8 ED lens at f4 on my Canon EOS 20Da, Losmandy G11. Another image using my DSLR Workflow. October 2006 from Wimberley, TX
More Information from SEDS: "This nebula is lying 3 degrees from bright Deneb, Alpha Cygni. Some people claim it may be visible to the naked eye under good, dark conditions, and a preferred object for amateur astrophotographers. The distance to the North America Nebula is estimated at 1,600 light years. The North America Nebula was perhaps detected by William Herschel who cataloged a "faint, extremely large, diffuse nebulosity" near its place under his catalog number H V.37. John Herschel definitely found it and cataloged it as h 2096 and later as GC 4621. It was first photographed by Max Wolf on December 12, 1890. "
Processing Notes: I used GradientXterminator on this one.
Starry Nights October 19th and 20th 2006
Wide Angle Astrophotos
Astronomy Pictures: Dick Locke's Astrophoto Gateway page....
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