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Cygnus – The Swan
Cygnus - The Swan
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Objects visible in this photo include:

  • The named stars in Cygnus: Deneb and Sadr (gamma Cygni).
  • North American Nebula (NGC 7000).
  • Pelican Nebula (IC 5068).
  • Open cluster M 29.
  • Nebulosity around gamma Cygni, including IC 1311 and IC 1318.
  • Veil Nebula (NGC 6992) – just a hint at the bottom of the photo.

Location: Troy, New Hampshire
Camera: Nikon FM-2
Lens: 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.8
Film: Fuji Superia ASA 400 color print film
Exposure: 8 minutes, tracked with motor-driven barn door camera mount.

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