Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Imaged from Dardenne Prairie, Missouri (a red zone) on September 28th, 2016 with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.
LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/29378090193/sizes/l
NGC 7039 is a class III 2 p open cluster consisting of around 100 stars approximately 3,100 light-years away in Cygnus. This is the cluster of stars just to the right (west) of the bottom center of the image.
NGC 7048 is a planetary nebula approximately 5,200 light-years away. It can be found at about 10 oâ€™clock in the image.
The center is dominated by several dark nebulae including LDN 956, 959 and 963.
Luminance â€“ 12x600s â€“ 120 minutes â€“ binned 1×1
RGB â€“ 8x300s â€“ 40 minutes each â€“ binned 2×2
240 minutes total exposure â€“ 4 hours