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NGC7000 - The America Nebula (L-RGB), 


            Olivier Ravayrol
NGC7000 - The America Nebula (L-RGB)
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NGC7000 - The America Nebula (L-RGB)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 80ED black diamond 600/80 (F7,5)

Imaging cameras: Canon 450D modifié Astrodon

Mounts: Orion Sirius EQ-G (HEQ5) - belt mod

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Short Tube 80/400

Guiding cameras: iNova PL1-M

Focal reducers: Televue .8 Reduce/flattener for TV-85

Software: Adobe Phosotshop CS5  ·  Adobe Lightroom 5.4

Filters: Astronomik CCD CLS Canon EOS Clip

Accessory: Pierro-Astro Masques de BAHTINOV  ·  Lacerta Flatfieldbox 290mm  ·  Pierro-Astro USB autoguider

Dates:Aug. 21, 2015

Frames:Astronomik CCD CLS Canon EOS Clip: 22x300" ISO800

Integration: 1.8 hours

Darks: ~3

Flats: ~7

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 6.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.39%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2342028

RA center: 20h 58' 36"

DEC center: +44° 29' 9"

Pixel scale: 2.255 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.043 degrees

Field radius: 1.614 degrees

Resolution: 4290x2856

Locations: Observatoire personnel, Tournefeuille, Haute-Garonne, France

Data source: Own remote observatory


L-RGB (synthetic luminance with true colors)
1h50 total exposure time at 800 iso (Tournefeuille, France)
600/80 mm Refractor – 450D EOS filter removed - CLS filter
Preprocessing with IRIS (Christian Buil software)
Image processing with Photoshop
Final touch in Lightroom



Olivier Ravayrol
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NGC7000 - The America Nebula (L-RGB), 


            Olivier Ravayrol