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Galactic Nebula IC 1318a: There is an enormous nebula complex around Sadir, the central star of the constellation of Cygnus or the Swan. This H-alpha narrow-band image displays one of the fainter nebulae close to Sadir and the Butterfly Nebula (IC 1318) with the designation of IC 1318a. It is also a huge star generating area where young bright stars illuminate the surrounding gas and dust with their intense radiation.

Object Galactic Nebula IC 1318a
Category H-alpha Images
Designation IC 1318a
Constellation Cygnus
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch f/4.6 with Televue Paracorr SBIG
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 5 x 20min (1x1 bin) Baader H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as Guide Scope, Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop.
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 6 Aug 2009
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