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The constellation of Cygnus


Here is another extract from the Milky Way photo with constellations marked on it. It covers an area at the north end of Cygnus and, at top left, part of the neighbouring constellation of Lacerta.

I have added further annotations to show the locations of certain objects that I have photographed. Near the top is one of Barnard's dark nebulae, B168, in which is embedded the Cocoon Nebula. To the left of the star Alpha Cygni is NGC 7000, the North America Nebula. It is just possible to make out the shape of that continent in the photo. Immediately north of Gamma Cygni is a small star cluster, NGC 6910. At the bottom, the star 52 Cygni is adjacent to the Veil Nebula.

 IC5146 & B168

Cocoon Nebula

Thumbnail image of the Cocoon Nebula

 NGC 7000

North America Nebula

Thumbnail of NGC 7000

 NGC 6910

A star cluster

Thumbnail of NGC 6910

 NGC 6960 & 6992

Veil Nebula

Thumbnail image of NGC6960

Thumbnail image of NGC6992

Here is another camera-only view of the northern part of Cygnus, this time with a non-fisheye lens. The emission nebulae around Gamma Cygni are more in evidence.

Canon EOS 5DMkII 24-105mm@105mm f/4.0 13x30s ISO6400 2010-09-09 21:43:18-21:50:18 UT
From Rookhope 54.8N 2.1W 330m asl. Rural, almost no light pollution (3 Bortles)

Nebulae around Gamma Cygni.

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