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North America & The Pelican Nebula

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Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106EDX

Imaging camera: FLI Ml 16803

Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescope or lens: Celestron Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera: Orion SSAG

Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator ProPixInsight

Filter: Ha 5nm

Accessory: FLI CFW-4-5 50mm Square

Resolution: 4066x4066

Dates: May 24, 2014

Frames: Ha 5nm: 10x1200" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.28%

Astrometry.net job: 601207

Description

I seem to have this tendency to set goals for myself that are a bit extreme and this is yet another one of those extremes.

This marks my first of 49 panels that will realistically take me approximately 1-2 years to complete due to the incessant bipolar tendency of our weather system.

I am currently taking three hours per panel for greater SNR, but I do realize that if I were decrease that figure to 30 minutes - 1 hour, I could finish it significantly faster. I do prefer quality over speed of acquisition.

All thoughts are welcome and thank you for looking.

Processing steps:

Dynamic Crop
DBE
Histo Stretch
LHE
Curves
HDR
DSE (manual)
One last Histo

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North America & The Pelican Nebula, Hytham