Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5068  ·  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6997  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America nebula  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  The star 55Cyg  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star 60Cyg  ·  The star νCyg  ·  The star ξCyg
NGC 7000 & IC 5070 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis
NGC 7000 & IC 5070 (Ha + RGB)
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NGC 7000 & IC 5070 (Ha + RGB)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Mounts: Celestron CGEM Hypertuned

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  Scott Davis AAPPS

Filters: Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter  ·  One-Shot Color

Accessory: Home Made Peltier Cooler for T3i

Dates:July 27, 2014Aug. 4, 2014Aug. 5, 2014Aug. 22, 2014Aug. 26, 2014Aug. 27, 2014

Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 143x300" (11h 55') ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 78x90" (1h 57') ISO1600

Integration: 13h 52'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 7.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 22.22%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.17

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 354675

RA center: 20h 56' 28"

DEC center: +43° 9' 43"

Pixel scale: 7.778 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.917 degrees

Field radius: 3.876 degrees

Resolution: 620x945

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Courtright Reservoir, Shaver Lake, California, United States


People have likely looked up at the sky and seen shapes in the clouds for thousands of years. Even more interesting, however, is when those shapes are also visible in the celestial clouds - large pockets of gas in space, energized by the radiation of nearby stars.

This wide field image shows two such clouds - nebulae - in the constellation of Cygnus the Swan. On the left is NGC 7000, known as the North America Nebula. The outline of the entirety of North America, from Canada down into Mexico, is clearly visible. On the right is IC 5070, called the Pelican Nebula due to its distinctive shape.

RGB data for this image was captured from Courtright Reservoir and the H-Alpha data was captured from my backyard in Clovis, California.


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 7000 & IC 5070 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis