Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 5070  ·  Pelican nebula
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Pelican Nebula Narrowband (SHO) , 


            Salvatore Giambruno
Pelican Nebula Narrowband (SHO)
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Pelican Nebula Narrowband (SHO)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iDK

Imaging cameras: Finger Lakes Instrumentation ML 16200

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5" iDK

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  TheSkyX Pro  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PixInsight 1.8 Ripley

Accessory: Moonlite Nitecrawler WR35  ·  Finger Lake Instruments CFW-2-7

Dates:July 30, 2017

Astrodon 3nm OIII: 5x1200" bin 2x2
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 30x600" -25C bin 2x2
Astrodon 3nm SII: 48x600" ISO-1 bin 2x2

Integration: 14.7 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 7.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1673013

RA center: 20h 50' 46"

DEC center: +44° 21' 3"

Pixel scale: 1.172 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -156.973 degrees

Field radius: 0.461 degrees

Resolution: 1824x1447

Locations: Home Observatory, Southern California, California, United States


This is my best image to-date. Still many tweaks and improvements to be made, like adding nice stars, more data and improving my flats-matching for better contrast and SNR.

This image has no luminance data - RGB (SHO) data only using Astrodon 3nm filters.



Salvatore Giambruno
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Pelican Nebula Narrowband (SHO) , 


            Salvatore Giambruno