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    Posted June 13, 2014 by
    turbo399
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    Fremont, Michigan
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    Gamma Cygni Region Mosaic

     
    One of my most challenging projects in astrophotography, this is a 5 panel mosaic of the Gamma Cygni/Sadr Region, named after the central star Sadr/Gamma Cygni the central star of Cygnus's Cross surrounded by diffuse emission and dark nebulae and part of the much larger Cygnus Molecular Cloud.
    187 individual frames and a total exposure time of over 18 hours make up this 5 panel Mosaic which covers an area approximately 6.5 x 5.4 degrees and is covering the same area of sky as 143 moons.
    Captured by Terry Hancock using a QHY11 CCD camera and a Takahashi 180mm telescope from his backyard observatory in Fremont Michigan late May early June 2014

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