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Contains:  North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, The star 57Cyg
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NGC-7000 The North American Nebula, 


            Wes Chilton
NGC-7000 The North American Nebula

NGC-7000 The North American Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2332x3179

Dates:June 22, 2016July 3, 2016

Astrodon Hydrogen Alpha 5nm 31mm: 8x1800" -20C bin 1x1
Astrondon Oxygen III 5nm 31mm: 20x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.0 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Bias: ~512

Avg. Moon age: 22.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.47%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.50

Mean SQM: 19.44

Mean FWHM: 3.90

Temperature: 18.00 job: 1295401

RA center: 314.476 degrees

DEC center: 44.014 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.464 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 170.509 degrees

Field radius: 1.897 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, La Crescenta, California, United States

Data source: Backyard


This is what amounts to my first light image with my 4 month old FSQ-106EDX-4 and F3RD reducer. Its been a long road to get this thing operational... and I still have tilt issues with the CAA that I have to work out. But I'm really excited about the field of view compared with my TSA-120... just over 4X the area!

Focus drifted quite a bit and was never very tight to begin with, plus I had substantial dew and even thought I had the dew control hooked up, I forgot to turn it on! LOL!

Its a start...

July 3, 2016

I've added some OIII that I got last night from the Los Angeles Astronomical Society site at Lockwood Valley.... great skies! I decided to pull together a quick Bi-Color process. I'll be moving forward with getting some SII data to add ti this very soon.



Wes Chilton
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  • NGC-7000 The North American Nebula, 


            Wes Chilton
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    NGC-7000 The North American Nebula, 


            Wes Chilton

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NGC-7000 The North American Nebula, 


            Wes Chilton

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