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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 5068, IC 5070, NGC 6989, NGC 6997, NGC 7000, North America Nebula, Pelican Nebula, The star 56Cyg, The star 57Cyg
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North America and Pelican Nebulae, SHO, 


            Panagiotis Andreou
North America and Pelican Nebulae, SHO
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FS-60CB

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro-Cool

Mounts: iOptron CEM25EC

Focal reducers: Takahashi C0.72x

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight  ·  SharpCap Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

Filters: Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha  ·  Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 1.25" 3nm SII

Dates:July 3, 2019July 6, 2019

Astrodon 1.25" 3nm OIII: 23x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" 3nm SII: 21x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon 1.25" 5nm Ha: 26x180" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.5 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 2.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.53%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 19.57

Basic astrometry details job: 3566631

RA center: 20h 56' 18"

DEC center: +43° 47' 42"

Pixel scale: 3.076 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.886 degrees

Field radius: 2.415 degrees

Resolution: 3391x4522

Data source: Backyard


1,500 light-years away, the famous North America & Pelican nebulae in a star forming region in Cygnus. An integration of 3 1/2 hours of Hydrogen-α, Oxygen III and Sulfur II data that I collected during the short nights of July 2019.



Panagiotis Andreou
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North America and Pelican Nebulae, SHO, 


            Panagiotis Andreou