ic 1318 B and C, part of the butterfly nebula in Cygnus
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A small part of the large area of nebulosity around the star Sadr, gamma Cygni, the central star in Cygnus. There are three major parts of the nebula spanniing
several degrees of sky. the upper right portion, with Sadr, is part B, the lower left is part C. Part A is above and to the right of Sadr
which is not actually associated with the nebulosity, lying about halfway between us and ic 1318. Ngc 6914 is the small reflection nebula near center.
 Telescope Explore Scientific David H. Levy Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian 152mm f/4.8 mounted piggyback on Meade LX 200 Classic 12 inch
Camera Canon XT/350d modified with Baader type 1 filter by Hap Griffin
Exposure  26 five-minute sub-exposures at iso 800
 Guiding  PHD Guide from Stark labs with Meade DSI pro I on Meade 12-inch LX 200 Classic at f/3.3
 Software  Images acquired, calibrated, stacked and color corrected with Nebulosity 2.3.2 from Stark Labs. Further processing in Photoshop CS 3.
on-line links to more information    for more information try http://www.atlasoftheuniverse.com/nebulae/ic1318.html

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