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North America Nebula (NGC7000) & The Cygnus Wall

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics F81GT APO

Imaging cameras: QHY9M

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion thin OAG

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider

Software: PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6

Filters: Astrodon OIII 5nm  ·  Baader Ha 7nm 2"  ·  Baader G 2"  ·  Baader B Broadband CCD-Filter 2"  ·  Baader R 2"

Dates:Oct. 31, 2017

Astrodon OIII 5nm: 78x1200" -25C bin 1x1
Baader B Broadband CCD-Filter 2": 7x300" -25C bin 1x1
Baader G 2": 7x300" -25C
Baader Ha 7nm 2": 28x1200" -25C bin 1x1
Baader R 2": 8x300" -25C bin 1x1

Integration: 37.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 10.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 83.03%

Mean FWHM: 4.00

Basic astrometry details job: 1895792

Resolution: 6162x4095

Locations: Backyard Observatory, Austin, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


This Image Taken From My Urban Austin Texas Backyard observatory. 37 hours of total exposure time!

North America Nebula (NGC7000) & The Cygnus Wall
The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star). The remarkable shape of the nebula resembles that of the continent of North America, complete with a prominent Gulf of Mexico.

Williams Optics 81GTF 81mm Refactor F6.6
QHY9 Mono Cooled -25c KAF8300
Hydrogen Alpha (HA) bin1x1 28x1200s (9 Hours 20 Minutes)
Oxygen III (OIII) bin1x1 78x1200s (26 Hours)
RED bin1x1 8x300s (40 Minutes)
GREEN bin1x1 8x300s (40 Minutes)
BLUE bin1x1 7x300s (35 Minutes)
Total Integration = 37 Hours
50 Dark Frames
50 Flat Frames
200 Bias Frames
Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop


Nathan Morgan (Th...
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North America Nebula (NGC7000) & The Cygnus Wall, 


            Nathan Morgan (Th...