North America and Pelican Nebulae in Cygnus


Copyright 2009 Steve Foster


Date/Location:    September 2008     Foster/Hinson Observatory    Bethune, SC
Instrument:    StellarVue SV80S LOMO Triplet Refractor
Camera: Canon 350D (Hap Griffin Modified) 
Focal Ratio:   f/4.8 @ 384mm using TV .8x reducer/corrector
Guiding:    Imaging Source DMK41AF02 camera through Takahashi FS102
Mount: Losmandy G11 Gemini
Conditions:    Mostly clear
Exposure: 2 Hours Total (24 x 5 minutes @ ISO 800)
Filters:    Baader UV/IR block internal to camera
Processing:    Focused, captured, converted & combined in Images Plus.  Zone System processing & star color enhancement in Photoshop CS2.