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Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), 



    
        

            Mike Oates

Pelican Nebula (IC 5070)

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Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), 



    
        

            Mike Oates

Pelican Nebula (IC 5070)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 500D

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 RC7  ·  Maxim DL  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  Lightroom 5

Filters: Ha 5nm

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser  ·  Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel


Dates:July 6, 2013July 7, 2013July 11, 2013July 12, 2013July 16, 2013

Frames:
Ha 5nm: 22x300" (1h 50') ISO1600 bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 49x600" (8h 10') ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 10h

Darks: ~27

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 14.25 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.50%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 88440


Resolution: 1920x1200

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is made from data taken on 5 nights from 6 July to the 16 July 2013. The first night was my first light with my Ha filter, and I am really pleased with the result. Adding the extra data over the next few nights made a huge difference by reducing noise and bringing out more detail.

I never thought I would get such results from such a poor site with lots of light pollution.

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Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), 



    
        

            Mike Oates