Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  56 Cyg  ·  57 Cyg  ·  62 ksi Cyg  ·  B349  ·  B353  ·  B355  ·  B358  ·  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6996  ·  NGC 6997  ·  NGC 7000  ·  NGC 7039  ·  North America nebula  ·  PK084+01.1  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  Sh2-117  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star ξCyg
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North America - the dark river - Pelican, 



    
        

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North America - the dark river - Pelican

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North America - the dark river - Pelican, 



    
        

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North America - the dark river - Pelican

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon 130D

Imaging cameras: Canon Eos6da

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: MGEN

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight


Dates:June 18, 2017

Frames: 142x180" (7h 6')

Integration: 7h 6'

Avg. Moon age: 23.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.91%


RA center: 20h57m22s.758

DEC center: +44°0945.48

Pixel scale: 4.702 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.268 degrees

Field radius: 2.869 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3650x2440

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

Takahashi Epsilon 130 has come back to me, and it told me it was hungry for photons, even begging for a great motive. It is my holy duty to obey my telescopes. Here you go, 142x3min Subs with Eos6d mod at iso800 and Optolong L-Pro filter.

A fullframe clip filter proved to introduce too much vignetting for this extremely fast f/ratio, so I put a 2" filter into Takahashis Eos bajonet adapter, that houses a convenient M48 thread.

NGC7000 and IC5070 don't need introduction, the cloud of dust that separates them is known by the name "the dark river".

The colors are left "native", as color calibration in PixInsight delivered. Just more saturated. Resisted to tweak the reds, and no extra H-Apha added.

It's a 66% version, 100% having more than 36MB was too much.

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North America - the dark river - Pelican, 



    
        

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