Observation by Simon Dawes: Gamma Cygni Nebula (SW region)

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Mr Simon Francis Dawes


Simon Dawes


2020 Oct 26 - 23:29


2020 Nov 03 - 15:54


The Gamma Cygni Nebula (IC1318)

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Field centre

RA: 20h26m
Dec: +40°18'
Position angle: -2°19'

Field size

1°07' × 1°00'

  • Sky Watcher MN190
  • EQ6 Pro
  • ZWO ASI 1600 pro mono

600s SII | 600s Ha | 600s OIII


Bexleyheath, England (Bortle 8)

Target name

IC1318 (south West Region)


Gamma Cygni Nebula (SW region)

About this image

I've just fitted an off axis guider (details here https://youtu.be/_levplOFVio ) and this is the image I took to test it was all working.

I have to say that the OAG has been so easy to use and has made a difference to the overall guiding, I moved to an OAG after occasionally having great guiding stats but clearly trailed stars (suggesting flexure) so far (30hrs of use on a dozen objects)  I've not had a problem finding a guide star (always multiple available) and the guiding is better than what my 'good guiding' was like previously. So I'm really happy with the results. Soon I'll be removing the 1.5KG of guide scope and mount, hopefully this will make things easier for my overloaded mount.

Processed in Astro Pixel Processor

tweaked in Photoshop using my own Astronomy Actions (details here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjl7f6zaYBiK7QVXa_nPG7HjniI2crxWD )

Clear Skies,


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