Location of Photo:
Pommier Observatory, Portland, OR, USA
Date/Time of photo:
2014-06-30 through 2014-07--7
Celestron Compustar C14 with Astro-Physics 0.75x focal reducer (f/8). SBIG STL 11002 CCD camera with Baader Planetarium HaLRGB filters. Exposures: HaLRGB=450:160:140:90:140 minutes=14 hours 50 minutes total exposure.
IC 1318 is an emission nebula lying 3,000 light-years from Earth in the Orion arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. It is rich in dust clouds heavily sculpted by stellar winds. IC 1318 is also known as the Butterfly Nebula and this image covers a portion of the right wing of the butterfly.