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Region near Gamma Cygni

This diffuse emission nebula surrounds the star Gamma Cygni, located about 1800 lightyears away.

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Last Updated: 06-Jun-2014

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76mm Televue (480mm f/6.3 refractor) 

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Luminance = none (synthetic) binned 1x1

Red = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Green = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Blue = 20 minutes binned 1x1

Minimum credit line: Teresa Hawes and Philip Darling/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF