This image shows IC1318, nebulosity around Gamma Cygni, including The Butterfly Nebula in Cygnus.
This image was acquired using an SBIG STL11000M CCD camera mounted on a Tele Vue NP127is.
This image is composite image, using a stack of 8 eight-minute exposures taken through
a Hydrogen-alpha filter as the luminance channel, and stacks of 5 and 4 eight minute exposures
taken through red, green and blue filters for the color channels.
The image below shows the Hα-filtered luminance channel.
The images were calibrated, defect-corrected, stacked and G2V color balanced using AIP4Win Version 2.
This image has been resampled down from its original size of 4008x2672.