Contains: NGC 7039, North America nebula, NGC 7000, NGC 6997, Pelican nebula, IC 5070, IC 5068, The star 68Cyg, The star 63Cyg, The star ξCyg, The star 60Cyg, The star 59Cyg, The star 57Cyg, The star 56Cyg, The star 55Cyg, The star Deneb (αCyg)
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NGC7000 Wide Field

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Canon 135mm f/2

Imaging camera: Canon EOS 500D

Mount: iOptron Skytracker

Filter: CLS CCD

Resolution: 3950x2632

Dates: March 24, 2014

Frames: 68x120"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 45.08% job: 212410

RA center: 314.127 degrees

DEC center: 44.422 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.285 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 151.742 degrees

Field radius: 4.802 degrees

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom


Processed to look natural, i.e. not over processed. The camera has had a full spectrum mod. 68 subs 120s each, 800ISO with lens stopped down to f3.5

This is my first successful image using the iOptron SkyTracker. Tip: It helps if you set the tracker to the right hemisphere !



Mike Oates

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC7000 Wide Field, 

    Mike Oates