IC 1311- Open Cluster in Cygnus

IC 1311 is an open star cluster that lies approximately 4,000 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus. It is located a few degrees away from Sadr (Gamma Cygni) and is embedded in the emission nebula IC 1318.


152mm TMB/LZOS refractor

Camera: Modified Canon 650D; raw capture; ISO 1600
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Guiding: Orion SSAG Pro on 300mm lens

15 @ 5 min.


Images were focused using the camera's live view. They were converted in Photoshop's Camera Raw. They were then aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.


Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 8/30/16 - 9/1/16

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