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Editor's Choice
Stained Glass in Cygnus

Photographer
moonrocks

Location of Photo

Spain

Date of Photo

July 4, 2016

Equipment

Camera: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius; Telescope: Vixen VSD @ F3 Chroma filters: Ha 3nm x20x1800 OIII 3nm x 22x1800. SII 24x1800

Description

This is a two panel mosaic of the IC5068 region in the constellation Cygnus. To the upper right, the two blue patches of light are the Magellanic Clouds. The electric blue in the water is there because of bioluminescent plankton. The panorama is stitched from 33 individual vertical frames shot on three rows.

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