The Garnet Star - Mu Cephei

 
A wide field image of the area around the Garnet Star in the constellation Cepheus. The Bayer designation for this star is Mu Cephei.

This is a 7 minute exposure captured November 13, 2004 on 35mm Fuji ISO 1600 color film at prime focus through an 80mm refractor piggybacked on a 10-inch Newtonian used as a guide scope. Note that there is some darkening of the field toward the edge of the image, which is typical of this refractor when used at prime focus.

   
An enlargement of the above image

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Yet another enlargement of the above

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A segment of SkyAtlas 2000.0 indicating the image field coverage. This provides a general frame of reference for the image.
   
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