Cygnus “LifeSpring”

Paul C. Swift
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Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3 Imaging camera: Sony ICX814 Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD Guiding camera: sx loadstar Software: Sequence Generator Pro, Photoshop CS5, PixInsight 1.8, PHD Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain Integration: 90.0 hours
This emission nebula lies along the edge of one of Milky Way's giant molecular clouds, This bi-colour Narrowband image includes some of the fainter objects like Sharpless 115 and 116 and many others as well as DWB111 Propeller Nebula in the top right of frame. Made up of 6 panels. It is a complex region in Cygnus with supergiant stars and wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas spanning around 10°.
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Paul Swift

About Paul C. Swift

Having had a background in the arts and worked professionally as a cinematographer and lighting cameraman, astrophotography made for a natural change in focus. I had always wanted to turn my camera to the skies. A move away from London to Valencia, Spain presented me with the perfect opportunity to do just that. The art work you see on this site was produced using basic equipment from a modest home observatory.
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