Interstellar Gas: The Cygnus Formation

This photography has been taken with a modified Canon EOS 60D. A special Hα Filter has been used to present the distribution of the hydrogen gas within the famous star formation Cygnus.


Telescope:Canon EF 100 mm teleoptics mounted on Meade LXD75
Camera:Canon EOS 60D, clear glass modification (internal filter removed), 400 ASA
Filter:Astronomik Hα 6nm Filter
Exposure:20 x 60s
Calibration:Dark (100 images), Sky-Flat (100 images)
Image Processing:Shift & add with correction of subpixel movement, improved noise reduction
Date of exposure:03 November 2011
Software:ArgusPro SE, color saturation enhanced with Photoshop CS3
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Interstellar Gas in Cygnus