IC1318 & Sh2-104

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Bright Nebula Cygnus 20h14.3 +39°54' 120' 2.2  

IC1318 is a large diffuse emission nebula surrounding the bright star Sadr at the center of Cygnus cross.

The following image shows a very small portion (37' x 25') of the nebula around Sadr. Sh2-104 is the small pink area at the bottom left from Sadr.

 IC 1318 color image

Below is a wide field view of the nebula (approx 6° x 4°, 12 times the full moon). The bright star Sadr is in the middle.

IC 1318, wide field color image

Field of view comparison between the 2 images above:

IC 1318, field of view comparison

Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Sep 11, 2018 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
RGB 300
LRGB, DDP Very hard to image because of the bright star
Oct 19, 2019 Canon 200mm F2.8 n.a. 10x30 LRGB, DDP 1st image shot with Canon, focusing has to be improved...