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Contains:  IC 5070, NGC 6997, NGC 7000, NGC 7039, North America nebula, Pelican nebula, The star 56Cyg, The star 57Cyg, The star ξCyg
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North America - the dark river - Pelican

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi Epsilon 130D

Imaging camera:Canon Eos6da

Mount:Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescope or lens:Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding camera:Lacerta MGEN

Software:PhotoshopPleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

Dates:June 18, 2017

Frames: 142x180"

Integration: 7.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.91%

Basic astrometry details job: 1641403

RA center: 20h 57' 22"

DEC center: +44° 9' 50"

Pixel scale: 4.706 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.019 degrees

Field radius: 2.869 degrees

Resolution: 3650x2440

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller


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,