British Astronomical Association
Supporting amateur astronomers since 1890

Secondary menu

Main menu

BAA Community

Milky way in Cygnus


Expand image

About this observation
Kevin Gurney
Time of observation
18/05/2018 - 15:49
Sadr and surrounding milky way
Observing location
Culloden camp site, Nr Inverness
Canon EF 200mm L II USM
Canon 600D modified
Astrotrac TT320X-AG
PixInsight 1.8 Ripley, BackyardEOS
20 x 60s at f5.6

I try to never go camping without some kind of astro gear... Having to travel light(er) this time, I took the DSLR, 200mm lens and the astrotrac mount. The milky way makes a great subject with this wide field rig. The area shown includes:

Milky way  around gamma Cyg (Sadr), crescent nebula, M29 and Ha regions around Sadr itself (curiously lacking catalogue numbers...?).

The sky was not that dark - not because this site isn't remote, but because at this time of year, and this far north, it never really gets dark at all. Further north still, and in June, the 'night' was simply a continual twilight. Nevertheless, there was just enough darkness here, that something worthwhile emerged after some processing.

Copyright of all images and other observations submitted to the BAA remains with the owner of the work. Reproduction of the work by third-parties is expressly forbidden without the consent of the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the webmaster.