Sadr Region

131. Sadr Region


IC 1318  RA: 20h 22.2'  Dec: +40 15'   Cygnus (Cyg)

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The Sadr Region (also known as IC 1318 or the Gamma Cygni Nebula) is the diffuse emission nebula surrounding Sadr (γ Cygni) at the center of Cygnus's cross. The Sadr Region is one of the surrounding nebulous regions; others include the Butterfly Nebula and the Crescent Nebula. It contains many dark nebulae in addition to the emission diffuse nebulae.

Sadr itself has approximately a magnitude of 2.2. The nebulous regions around the region are also fairly bright.
 

Image Information

Location Cherry Springs SP
Date June 21 2017
Optics AT65EDQ
Filters None
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Nikon D810A
ISO 2500
Subexposures 10
Exposure Length 300
Guider KwiqGuider
 

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