Garnet Star Area


Bogdan Alecsa

Leamington Spa

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Takumar 200mm
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Tripod: Manfrotto 055
Exposures: 44x120s, ISO1600, f5.6
Date: 16 August 2017
Urban sky area, UK

Processed in Pixinsight 1.8

A very difficult subject to image without proper filters, this area of the sky is a very interesting one.
The image captures Garnet Star, a very beautiful red supergiant, maybe the biggest star that we can see with the naked eye and no less than 9 dark nebulae, identified using Barnard’d dark nebulae catalog.
Integration time for the picture is small due to weather conditions but I managed to capture a glimpse of the surrounding nebulosity.
I wish to revisit this area in the future from a dark sky location and using proper filters and imaging equipment.

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