Astro photography


Cygnus, September 13, 2007. The constellation Cygnus the Swan flies high overhead during summer nights in the Northern Hemisphere. The Cygnus star cloud section of the Milky Way is a great place to explore with binoculars, reclining in a lawn chair on a warm summer night. This photograph was an 18 minute exposure.

About a quarter of the way over from the left of the photo, and about a third of the way down is a pinkish cloud. This is the North America Nebula. Here is a closer view of that part of the sky.

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Steve Irvine
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Wiarton, Ontario
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