Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6989  ·  NGC 6997  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America Nebula  ·  Pelican Nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star ξCyg
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The North America Nebula with Pelican Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Miller
The North America Nebula with Pelican Nebula
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The North America Nebula with Pelican Nebula

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The North America Nebula with Pelican Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Miller
The North America Nebula with Pelican Nebula
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The North America Nebula with Pelican Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics Gran Turismo 71 APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics Slide-base UniGuide 50mm Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 120mm Mini

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat 6A III

Software: Adobe Photoshop 2020  ·  Stark Labs PHD2 Guiding  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  DeepSky Stacker (DSS) Deepskystacker 3.3.6

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance 2"


Dates:July 17, 2020July 26, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-eNhance 2": 295x120" (9h 50') (gain: 120.00) 4C bin 1x1

Integration: 9h 50'

Darks: 40

Flats: 40

Bias: 40

Avg. Moon age: 16.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.87%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3704462

RA center: 20h56m51s.8

DEC center: +44°2114

Pixel scale: 2.842 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 356.008 degrees

Field radius: 1.885 degrees


Resolution: 3951x2681

Locations: Backyard, Temecula, California, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The North America and Pelican Nebula! This is my longest integrated image to date. A total of 9 hours and 50 min. I wish I could’ve gotten the other ten minutes to hit the double digits, but I’m excited at how well this came out. Piling on the exposure time really helps with image quality and noise(more so than I would’ve thought), which in turn makes the processing much more enjoyable. Clear skies!

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The North America Nebula with Pelican Nebula, 



    
        

            Jeff Miller