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Contains:  IC 5068, IC 5070, NGC 6997, NGC 7000, NGC 7039, North America Nebula, Pelican Nebula, The star 55Cyg, The star 56Cyg, The star 57Cyg, The star 60Cyg, The star Deneb (αCyg), The star ξCyg
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North America and Pelican, 


            Marco Gulino
North America and Pelican
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North America and Pelican

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Dates:May 29, 2020May 31, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-eNhance: 81x300" (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 6.8 hours

Darks: ~500

Flats: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 7.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.13%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3573303

RA center: 20h 57' 11"

DEC center: +44° 9' 57"

Pixel scale: 3.433 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 19.999 degrees

Field radius: 4.343 degrees

Resolution: 7417x5288

Locations: Ealing, London, London, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


Given the unusual stride of sunny days and clear nights, and the lockdown in force, forcing me to stay indoors instead of searching for dark places, but also offering more time for imaging at the same time, I decided to take a few steps in doing more "garden astrophotography".

This is my first experiment with some new equipment: an Optolong L-Enhance narrowband filter, and a iOptron CEM40. The first allows me to image many targets even from heavily light polluted skies (here in London, Bortle 8 or 9), the latter allows for longer exposures, a necessity using narrowband.

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Marco Gulino
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North America and Pelican, 


            Marco Gulino

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