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Contains:  North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, Pelican nebula, IC 5070, The star 57Cyg, The star 56Cyg
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QHY North America and Pelican, 





    
        

            Kevin Morefield
QHY North America and Pelican

QHY North America and Pelican

Technical card

Resolution: 6722x4878

Dates:May 12, 2018

Frames: 30x300"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.14%

Astrometry.net job: 2063387

RA center: 313.977 degrees

DEC center: 44.034 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.897 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 297.532 degrees

Field radius: 2.188 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

First light with my new mobile set up. In the Pacific Northwest summer nights and clear and short while winter nights are cloudy and long. Looking for a solution to maximize my time in the field, I added a QHY367c CMOS to my Takahashi FSQ106 and decided against guiding.

This provides a 1.9” image scale with a very large FOV. And with CMOS shorter exposures can still yield low noise images.

My Paramount MYT did a great job of tracking unguided on the 30 five minute subs. I used an 85 point T-Point model acquired during twilight.

The thirty subs were debayered into RGB and stacked in CCDstack. Finishing edits in Photoshop CC.

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QHY North America and Pelican, 





    
        

            Kevin Morefield