Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Xi Cygni featured on and YahooNews (U.S. and abroad)!
Hi all, it turns out another recent object, Xi Cygni (, was featured on on 5 Mar 14!  A facebook friend let me know :)  Here is the link to the article on

Link to the YahooNews story:

Link to a YahooNews story in UK and Ireland:

Here is a small version of the image that was featured (this is an Ha_HaRGB image, Xi Cygni is the center star, and the "west coast" of NGC 7000 is the red/dark dust around it):

Saturday, March 1, 2014

IC 5068 in Cygnus (HaRGB)
Hi all, here is a strange looking area that I imaged as another with the smaller of my two scopes, here using the Takahashi FS-60C and imaged using Ha_HaRGB.  This area is near the North America Nebula, NGC 7000, which I will feature later in this blog.  For this particular object in Cygnus, I was able to capture color (where for NGC 7000 I was not, as you will see later).

So, here is a look at this area, IC 5068 (and the link to it at my main site