Gamma Cygni - Take 2
02/09/2014

In the middle of Cygnus the Swan, is the star Gamma Cygni. The area around this star is rich in hydrogen gas, and has a fair amount of ionized oxygen and sulfur as well. This image was captured with filters that pass only light emitted from these gasses.


It took three months as clear nights suitable for imaging are rare i nthe Florida Summer. I may well have spent more time processing this than I did imaging it over the months since, as I've been through several iterations and palettes, most of which I have discarded. Stretched appropriately, the Ha data will flood te entire frame. I toned it down a bit and so this is my "less is more" approach, but basically a Hubble Palette.


Image Details


Camera: QSI 683-ws8
Optic: Canon 200mm L Series prime focus @f/4.0
Exposure: 20x20minutes Ha, 18X20 minutes OIII, 9X20 minutes SII (3nm Astrodon)
Mount: Paramount MX
Date: June, July, August, 2013
Other: Imaged from Lake Mary, Florida. Processed with Pixinsight and Photoshop. Captured with TheSkyX and the Camera Add On.


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Gamma Cygni - Take 2