IC1318 Region in Cygnus

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Taken on August 24, 2002 at Fremont Peak State Park, California (almost full moon)

Luminance and Red: 4 exposures of 20 minutes exposed through Custom Scientific 3nm Halpha filter 

Green and Blue: 7 exposures of five minutes exposed through OPTEC IR Blocking RGB filter set

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Imaging equipment:

AP155EDF f/7 imaging scope

FLI IMG1024S Dream Machine Imaging Camera @ -20C

TV101 guide scope

ST7E NABG guide camera

AP1200GTO mount

Optec TCF-S focuser

FLI CFW1 Filter wheel using Custom Scientific 50mm Hydrogen Alpha (3nm bandwidth) filter, OPTEC IR Blocking RGB Filters

Maxim DL 3.0.7 used for image capture, Focusmax used for focusing. Sigma Beta 10 used for Darks, Flats and stacking

Photoshop 7 used for touchup

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