Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5068  ·  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6989  ·  NGC 6997  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America Nebula  ·  Pelican Nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star 60Cyg  ·  The star ξCyg
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North America and the Pelican, 


            Trevor Jones
North America and the Pelican
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North America and the Pelican

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 APO

Imaging cameras: Canon eos ra

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 goto synscan  ·  Celestron CG5 Advanced GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics William Optics 50mm guiding scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini

Software: Astro Photography Tool APT  ·  photoshop cc  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) Deepskystacker 3.3.6

Filters: Radian Telescopes 2" Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband filter

Dates:May 20, 2020May 21, 2020

Frames:Radian Telescopes 2" Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband filter: 65x300" ISO3200

Integration: 5.4 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 27.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.13%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3624177

RA center: 20h 55' 0"

DEC center: +43° 52' 15"

Pixel scale: 10.348 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 296.083 degrees

Field radius: 3.451 degrees

Resolution: 1500x1875

Locations: My Backyard, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


Here is the North America and Pelican Nebula in Cygnus shot with the Canon EOS Ra.

I really enjoy this camera and have found it to be an excellent fit for my refractors, especially the little RedCat 51!

I've seen mixed reviews about the Ra online - it seems people either love it or hate it. Any Ra owners out there have an opinion??


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North America and the Pelican, 


            Trevor Jones