Widefield in Cygnus with Crescent nebula and Wolf-Rayet 134

This image started out as an auxiliary image to be taken with my FSQ-106 N to get just some RGB data for the stars for my narrowband image of WR 134....

But the FSQ is such a nice instrument that I quickly saw that this field deserved an image of its own.

Total exposure time is about 12 hours in 5 minutes sub-exposures. 

The processing of the image, which covers a field of almost four degrees (at 3.49"/pixel), is minimal. I have only tried to preserve and enhance detail in Crescent nebula and attenuate a bit the huge amount of stars that appear in the field.

In addition to the Crescent and WR 134, the NGC 6881 nebula and the open cluster NGC 6883 are also in the field shown (The planetary nebula NGC 6881 is virtually impossible to identify at this resolution while WR 134 and its faint surrounding nebula are presented in high resolution in the following blog entry).

Click on the image for a higher resolution version, or go to the Gallery section for complete exposure details.

Image processing: Pixinsight.

Observatory automation and remote operation with Talon6

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