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IC 5068 Emission nebula in Cygnus
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2nd Annual Air & Space Photo Contest
IC 5068 Emission nebula in Cygnus

"This was taken from the Albert L. Ruppel Observatory—my backyard observatory," says Ruppel. "Much of the data collected for this image was obtained through a Hydrogen alpha filter. Emission nebulae, such as IC 5068, shine in hydrogen alpha light at a very narrow wavelength. Fortunately, the filter which passes this wavelength blocks most other light sources and permits deep sky imaging even from locations with severe light pollution. This allows me to image these majestic gas clouds even though I live in the suburb of a large city."

TAGS: Astronomy, Missouri, United States

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Ellisville, Missouri, United States of America
Member since 2014
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© Gregg Ruppel.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2014
Total Views: 204
Filed Under: Astronomy
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 8, 2014, 2:11 p.m.
Camera Make: SBIG STL-11000 3 CCD Camera
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