Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5068  ·  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6997  ·  NGC 7000  ·  NGC 7039  ·  North America nebula  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  The star 55Cyg  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star 60Cyg  ·  The star Deneb (αCyg)  ·  The star νCyg  ·  The star ξCyg
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North America meets the Milky Way, 


            Paddy Gilliland
North America meets the Milky Way
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North America meets the Milky Way

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Telephoto Rokinon 135mm  ·  Officina Stellare Veloce RH 200

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803  ·  QSI 583

Mounts: Paramount-ME  ·  Paramount MyT

Software: Photoshop CS 6 Photoshop CS6  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon Blue  ·  Astrodon Red  ·  Astrodon Luminance  ·  Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon Green

Dates:July 6, 2016Aug. 16, 2016

Astrodon Blue: 12x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 12x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 24x300" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 12x300" bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 7x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 6.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.37%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1204313

RA center: 20h 54' 16"

DEC center: +43° 36' 18"

Pixel scale: 8.617 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.136 degrees

Field radius: 4.447 degrees

Resolution: 2362x2869

Locations: FOVO - Field of View Observatory, Home, Worcestershire, United Kingdom; Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States


A wide-field shot of of the North America Nebula and the Pelican Nebula areas which merge nicely into the arm of the Milky Way. I have allowed the stars to show through here to show just how busy it is up there rather than trying to suppress. Wide-field data taken on the Rokinon and added just a little Ha from RH200/16803 in some areas to provide a little more clarity in nebula areas.


Sky plot

Sky plot


North America meets the Milky Way, 


            Paddy Gilliland