December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is IC 1318, a patch of nebulosity around the bright star Gamma Cygni (aka Sadr) in the constellation of Cygnus. In case you're wondering, Gamma Cygni is the bright star in the center of the photo. The full-size image shows excellent off-axis coma correction, indicating that the MPCC performs pretty well when the optics are well collimated.
A new-and-improved set of Flat Field frames helped in the processing of this image. The Flat Field giving the most pleasing result was generated as follows:
This is the full frame, scaled for display on the web. North is up.