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North America and Pelican Nebula Mosaic, 



    
        

            David Redwine
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North America and Pelican Nebula Mosaic

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North America and Pelican Nebula Mosaic, 



    
        

            David Redwine
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North America and Pelican Nebula Mosaic

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Apertura 60 mm f/6 (FPL-53 Doublet)

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T6

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8" EdgeHD

Focal reducers: Apertura Field flattener for 60 ed

Software: Topaz Labs DeNoise AI  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Adobe Photoshop 2000  ·  PixInsight  ·  APT

Accessory: Skyshed POD


Dates:Aug. 11, 2020

Frames: 124x300" (10h 20') ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 10h 20'

Avg. Moon age: 21.97 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.92%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 21.20


Astrometry.net job: 3768454

RA center: 20h 56' 7"

DEC center: +44° 3' 36"

Pixel scale: 2.402 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.203 degrees

Field radius: 2.242 degrees


Resolution: 4757x4756

Locations: Bluff Creek Observatory, Coleman, MI, United States

Data source: Backyard

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Description: Reprocessed with a cleaner Mosaic Template. Pixinsight went a little crazy with local distortions when making the first Mosaic reference template. This version is much cleaner. It was the bad reference that caused the star distortions in the first version. I kept this as a 32 bit floating point image for the first pass of de-noising and some stretching. This gave much better dynamic range once I did convert to 16 bit. I was able to preserve some of that bright rose and blue blush that the NAN has along the Appalachian Mountain region.

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North America and Pelican Nebula Mosaic, 



    
        

            David Redwine