Observation by Simon Dawes: Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC1318)

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Mr Simon Francis Dawes


Simon Dawes


2019 Sep 27 - 21:00


2019 Oct 13 - 16:03


The Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC1318)

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Field centre

RA: 20h20m
Dec: +39°53'
Position angle: -13°09'

Field size

9° × 7°

  • Samyang 135mm f2
  • Canon 600D (Full spectrum mod)
  • CLSCCD clip-in filter
  • iOptron Star Tracker

73x 60s subs


Kelling Heath, England

Target name

Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC1318)


Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC1318)

About this image

Taken at Kelling Heath Star party. Also includes the Crescent Nebula.

Bonus feature:

Can you see a nebula that looks like a Hammer and sickle?


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David Swan
David Swan, 2019 Oct 15 - 19:58 UTC

These images are very impressive. Yes, two thirds of the way to the border travelling left of centre. It doesn't seem to be marked in my S&T Pocket Sky Atlas, being very roughly the same separation from Sadr as the Crescent Nebula, but in an easterly direction. I'll go and look in Aladin now!

LBN 079.99+00.01 -- HII (ionized) region ? About 30 arcmin across.

Mr Simon Francis Dawes
Mr Simon Francis Dawes, 2019 Oct 16 - 21:08 UTC

Thanks for the kind comment. You found it! at 9 o'clock from Sadr, I love these little 'discoveries' I found a poodle in Auriga last year - although it takes a little more imagination!

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