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IC 1318 - Butterfly Nebula

IC 1318 - Butterfly Nebula

Other Names: None
Optics: Borg 101ED at f/4.1
Mount: Paramount MX using The SkyX Pro
Camera: QSI 683WS-8
Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm
Exposure: 860 Mins or 14 1/3 Hours, Binned 1x1, 1200s exposures
Accessories: Auto guided with Borg 45ED & Starlight Xpress Lodestar. Feathertouch focuser using FocusMax 4.1.0.37
Location: Burlington, ON
Date: Taken over several nights from July 20th, 2016 to August 19th, 2016
Notes: Image acquisition with TSX Pro using MaxPilote automation software.
Processing: Image calibration, align, and combine in Maxim DL Pro. Levels, curves, cosmetic adjustments and crop/resize in Photoshop.
Calibrated w/20 Darks, 100 Bias, 50 Flats using a flat panel. CCD temperature was -25C. Image was taken from my backyard Observatory.

Narrowband Version: http://astromarina.zenfolio.com/p52895960/h34f376e1#h34f376e1

The Sadr region, or IC 1318, is the diffuse emission nebula surrounding Sadr or Gamma Cygni. Sadr lies in the center of Cygnus's cross. The Sadr region is one of the surrounding nebulous regions; others include the Butterfly Nebula and the Crescent Nebula. It contains many dark nebulae in addition to the emission diffuse nebulae.
Sadr itself has approximately a magnitude of 2.2. The nebulous regions around the region are also fairly bright.