It was a night of dodging clouds and narrowband imaging...

June 6, 2022

In two parts: I spent the first half of the night on IC 1318, the "Sadr Region" at the heart of the constellation Cygnus. IC 1318 is a vast and energetic emission nebula surrounding one of the brightest stars in the night sky, Sadr (γ Cygni).  Click for the full sized image.

And then shifted the whole operation to the south to the constellation Serpens, just out from the Milky Way core, capturing Messier 16 (Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611), the bright nebula on the left side, and M17 (Swan Nebula, NGC 6618) on right.

Notes: William Optics SpaceCat 51 Apo Refractor 250mm f/4.9, Astronomik 6nm Ha filter, ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro monochrome camera, Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro equatorial mount.