IC 1311 in Cygnus


This large amazing rich open cluster with more than a hundred stars! Is embedded in an area of abundant emission nebulosity. The area around it also includes the elongated dark nebula LDN 885, the round Deep Sky Hunters planetary nebula Patchick 6, which was discovered by the Deep Sky Hunter member Dana Patchick and another open cluster  SAC Do 2.

Taken at "Stellar Winds Observatory" a/k/a Stan Watson Observatory at Dark Sky New Mexico

Telescope: Planewave 17" f6.7 on a Planewave HD Mount. Camera: SBIG 16803 Exposure: 405 min Luminance, 255 of each RGB, 600 min HA.