Contains: North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, Pelican nebula, IC 5070, IC 5068, The star ξCyg, The star 60Cyg, The star 57Cyg, The star 56Cyg, The star 55Cyg
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North America and Pelican Complex

Technical card

Resolution: 1335x1600

Dates: July 25, 2016

Frames: 106x300"

Integration: 8.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.37% job: 1184835

RA center: 314.084 degrees

DEC center: 44.157 degrees

Pixel scale: 10.963 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.676 degrees

Field radius: 3.173 degrees

Locations: Mallorca, Son Macia, Mallorca, Spain


This is the second target for my new wide-field setup, the North America and Pelican Complex. Both belong to the same interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen gas, but they are separated by a ragged lane of interstellar dust that absorbs their light. The North America (NGC7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC5070) show a rich and diverse structures filling the full 4×5 degree field of view. A perfect target for the ATIK 460EXm plus Asahi/Pentax Takumar 135mm combo.

Following my Ha mono version, this is now the full tri-color narrowband composite using 52 Ha, 30 OIII, and 24 SII exposures with 300 sec each. As usual, I could not decide which (false) color scheme I like more, therefore, I upload a selection. Make sure to look at the full-screen view.




Sky plot

Sky plot


North America and Pelican Complex,