Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus


The Sadr region, or IC 1318, is the diffuse emission nebula surrounding Sadr at the center of Cygnus's cross. The Sadr region is one of the surrounding nebulous regions; others include the Butterfly Nebula and the Crescent Nebula. It contains many dark nebulae in addition to the emission diffuse nebulae.

Equipment and processing

Telescope: Orion 8 inch F5

Mount: Losmandy G11 with Onstep

Camera: ST 8300M

Filters: Baader HGB

Guiding: PHD2

Processing: PixInsight

Capture software: CCDCiel

Exposures: Ha: bin1 31x600 GB: bin1 25x300

Location: Parsippany,NJ