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Contains:  IC 5070, Pelican nebula, The star 56Cyg, The star 57Cyg
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Pelican Nebula, 


            Steve Siedentop
Pelican Nebula
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Pelican Nebula

Technical card

Dates:Oct. 1, 2016

Frames: 6x300" bin 0x0

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.24%

Basic astrometry details job: 1268547

RA center: 20h 51' 35"

DEC center: +44° 5' 49"

Pixel scale: 1.313 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -118.600 degrees

Field radius: 1.140 degrees

Resolution: 5202x3465

Locations: Deerlick Astronomy Village, Sharon, GA, United States


I did an experiment with my new cooled DSLR from CentralDS, the CDS-600, thanks to Guylain Rochon at OTelescope. My goal was to reduce the amount of imaging time by increasing the ISO and shooting fewer and/or shorter exposures. This image of the Pelican Nebula represents a total of 30 minutes of exposures, six at 5 minutes each, ISO 3200, and fifteen matching dark frames. Just as an eyeball evaluation, there appeared to be about as much noise in these images as there was with my uncooled T2i at five minutes and ISO1600. This camera seems to be uber sensitive to red in general.



Steve Siedentop
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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Pelican Nebula, 


            Steve Siedentop

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