December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is PLN85+4.1, an HII region in the constellation of Cygnus. I thought this was a Planetary Nebula, cuz that’s what TheSky said it was, but upon further review and research, including Anthony Ayiomamitis’ excellent image and writeup, it's just a glowing cloud of HII. Oh well. Hα and RGB combined in Photoshop using the “Lighten” method, which worked better than the other methods I tried. Mouse over for the Hα-only version. A higher-resolution image is also available. North is up.