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Photographer:

Stephan Bock

Email:

stephan_bock@hotmail.com

Location of Photo:

Furtwangen, Black Forest, Germany

Date/Time of photo:

01 October 2011

Equipment:

Canon 1000d (modified), Sigma telephoto lens @135mm, f3.5, ISO 1600 mounted on a home made motorized barn-door. Stacked from 56 exposures à 60s = 56 minutes total exposure.

Description:

Visible is the area around "Herschel's Garnet Star" (Mu Cephei) with its emmision nebula dust bands and star cluster IC 1396. Mu Cephei is a variable red supergiant in the constellation of Cepheus and is visible in the center of the picture.

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