May 22, 2017
Marsa Alam, Egypt - little to no light pollution
The Cygnus region is a gigantic stellar nursery for thousands of stars at roughly 4,600 light years away from us. It is home to some amazing targets, such as the North-America Nebula, the Pelican Nebula, the Veil Nebula, the bright star Deneb, the double star Albireo and many more.
Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM Canon (wide open)
Canon EOS 1300D - Astrodon modified - CLS-clip in-filter
Skywatcher Star-Adventurer (equatorial wedge) + Bresser A2841R tripod
Canon Camera Connect App
Pixinsight - Adobe Photoshop
15 x 5 minutes ISO 800
10 x 5 minutes dark frames ISO 800
I have spent 2 nights sitting on a deserted beach in Marsa Alam, Egypt to try my luck at some widefield imaging. I had bought the Skywatcher Star Adventurer especially for this. Though my Sigma lens does not provide me with a perfectly flat field, I find the result quite pleasing.