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Contains:  North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, Pelican nebula, IC 5070, The star 57Cyg
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NGC 7000 North American Nebula and Pelican Nebula - SHO NB - Esprit 80, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer
NGC 7000 North American Nebula and Pelican Nebula - SHO NB - Esprit 80

NGC 7000 North American Nebula and Pelican Nebula - SHO NB - Esprit 80

Technical card

Resolution: 4619x3454

Dates:Sept. 28, 2017

Frames: 149x240"

Integration: 9.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 53.60%

Astrometry.net job: 1759707

RA center: 314.402 degrees

DEC center: 44.193 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.904 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.076 degrees

Field radius: 1.525 degrees

Locations: Home Observatory, Wake Forest, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

First light with the Esprit 80, and first Hubble palette processing for me. I got the Esprit 80 because I wanted a really wide field scope that could handle most of the larger objects with a mosaic.

I used PixInsight for processing and went for color and contrast.

I find in my 9 months of doing this, I've switched from trying to shoot 2 or 3 objects a night ("cataloging") to several nights on one object ("projects") and like the results of the project approach a lot more.

This one has 10 hours total of SII, Ha and OIII data. I shot about as much LRGB thinking I would add RGB stars, but found I preferred the white stars obtained by MorphologicalTransformation in PI better than the look achieved by adding the RGB stars. For me, the RGB stars took away from the colorful nebula by adding a little too many colors.

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Vassar1976
Rowland Archer
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NGC 7000 North American Nebula and Pelican Nebula - SHO NB - Esprit 80, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer