Gamma Cygni / IC1318 - The Butterfly  Nebula

The NAM and Pelican Nebulae in HA

The Gamma Cygni aka Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus
Apogee U16M w Astrondon Gen II 5nm H-Alpha filter
Takahashi FSQ F/5 Fluorite Refractor w Robofocus
Guided w ST-402 and eFinder
Mounted on a Paramount ME
Acquired and Guided via CCDSoft5
7 x 10 min
Calibration, Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels, curves and HPass Filtering in PS CS4

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Flesherton, Ontario
June 30th, 2010
This was 2nd Light for the Apogee U16M!