Cygni (center star) and "west coast" of North
(image above is
reduced-size | other sizes: medium
841 light years to Xi Cygni and 1,800 light years to North America
||Takahashi FS-60C @ f/6.2
||Takahashi EM200 Temma II
||QSI 540wsg @ -15C
|| Astrodon Ha (3nm), Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen
||4x15min Ha; 2x5min ea RGB (all bin1x1); AstroArt5, CS4 (cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
|23 December 2013 - Las Cruces, NM
Published as Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day,
Apr 14 (screenshot).
Published in Space.com,
5 Mar 14 (screenshot).
Published in YahooNews,
6 Mar 14 (screenshot).
Published in YahooNews
(UK & Ireland), 6 Mar 14 (screenshot).
Cygnus area. Orange supergiant Xi Cygni (also known as 62 Cygni
or ξ Cyg) is the center light
orange star, together with the "west coast" of NGC 7000, which
is the nebula that lies in the background (red
and dark color). This image is Ha_HaRGB, where Ha:R (80:20) was used for
the Red channel, and Ha for Luminance. I later imaged the full NGC
7000 in Ha, but it set behind my house before I could collect color :)
Copyright Jeffrey O. Johnson