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IC 5067 - Pelican Nebula, 


            Paul Ricker
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IC 5067 - Pelican Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Apertura 60EDR

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Pro

Mounts: iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astromania 50 mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-III 178M

Software: StarTools  ·  Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)  ·  Photoshop CC

Filters: Asronomik Ha CCD filter 6nm  ·  ZWO new B  ·  ZWO new G  ·  ZWO new R

Accessory: ZWO EFW Mini  ·  Apertura Field Flattener

Dates:Nov. 3, 2020Nov. 5, 2020Nov. 13, 2020

Asronomik Ha CCD filter 6nm: 13x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1
Asronomik Ha CCD filter 6nm: 3x900" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1
ZWO new B: 10x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new G: 12x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new R: 11x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2

Integration: 4.6 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 21.35 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.88%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Astrometry.net job: 4011992

RA center: 20h 52' 31"

DEC center: +44° 10' 24"

Pixel scale: 1.349 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -18.099 degrees

Field radius: 1.153 degrees

Resolution: 5109x3426

Locations: Backyard, Champaign, IL, United States

Data source: Backyard


IC 5067, the Pelican Nebula, near Deneb and the North America Nebula in Cygnus. I had a long battle with stray light, mostly in G and B, from the upper right. I suspect it was from Deneb. In the end I dealt with it by copying Ha+R to G and B in that region, matching the color as best I could to the surroundings. I wound up with a background there that was too flat, so I blended in some nearby background. Also wound up with green halos around the brightest stars, which I dealt with by selecting regions around the stars and reducing the green there.



Paul Ricker
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IC 5067 - Pelican Nebula, 


            Paul Ricker