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North America Nebula in RGB-Ha

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: ED80

Imaging camera: SBIG ST-8300C

Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescope or lens: ED80

Guiding camera: The Imaging Source DMK 21AF04

Focal reducer: William Optics FF/FR 0.8x Tipo II

Software: PixInsightphotoshopNebulosityMicroprojects Equinox Image

Filter: Orion H‑Alpha 7nm

Accessory: Orion Thin OAG

Resolution: 1152x1542

Dates: Aug. 30, 2013Sept. 3, 2013Sept. 5, 2013Sept. 6, 2013

Orion H‑Alpha 7nm: 12x1800" -15C bin 2x2
Orion SkyGlow 2" Imaging Filter: 51x900" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 18.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 88992

RA center: 314.749 degrees

DEC center: 44.160 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.577 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.056 degrees

Field radius: 1.491 degrees

Locations: Home, San Rafael, California, United States


Single shot RGB color, with Hydrogen-alpha for luminance




Sky plot

Sky plot


North America Nebula in RGB-Ha, stevebryson