NGC7000 and IC5070 - The North America and Pelican Nebulae
Copyright 2004 Hap Griffin
NGC 7000, often
referred to as the "North America Nebula" due to its conspicuous
shape, is a region of a much larger area of hydrogen emission covering much of
the constellation Cygnus. IC 5070, the "Pelican Nebula" lies
just to its lower right, just off the "east coast." The complex
lies at a distance of 1600 light years.
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October 15, 2004 Griffin/Hunter
Observatory Bethune, SC
Instrument: Canon 300D Digital SLR (modified) through Orion ED80 w/ Meade .63 Focal Reducer piggybacked on LX-200
Focal Ratio: Approx. f4.5
Guiding: Auto through LX-200 w/ SBIG ST-237
Conditions: Visually clear
Weather: 53 F, slight breeze
Exposure: 60 minutes @ ISO 800 (12 x 5 min exposures) calibrated with flat frame and Master Dark frame (average of 9 darks)
Processing: Focused and captured with DSLRFocus. RAW to TIFF conversion, frame calibrations, alignment, Digital Development, Richardson_lucy deconvolution, scaling and JPEG conversion with ImagesPlus.