Pelican Nebula Optics: Borg 101ED
at f/4.1 Mount: Paramount MX
using The SkyX Pro Camera: QSI 683WS-8 Filters: Astrodon
Ha 3nm, OIII 3nm, SII 3nm Exposure:
2280 Mins or 38 hours, [21 2/3 Ha, 11 1/3 OIII, 5 SII], Binned 1x1, 1800s exposures Accessories:
Auto guided with Borg 45ED & Starlight Xpress Lodestar
. Feathertouch focuser using FocusMax 3.8.0 Location:
Burlington, ON Date:
Taken over several nights and several months from April 18th, 2016 to June 13th, 2016 Notes:
Image acquisition with Maxim DL Pro
Processing: Image calibration, align, and combine in Maxim DL Pro. Levels, curves, cosmetic adjustments and crop/resize in Photoshop.
Calibrated w/20 Darks, 100 Bias, 50 Flats of each filter using a flat pannel.
CCD temperature was -25C. Image was taken from my backyard Observatory
Link to Ha image: http://astromarina.zenfolio.com/p264248004/h7ce5e9fa#h7ce5e9fa
The Pelican Nebula
(also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067
) is an H II region
associated with the North America Nebula
in the constellation Cygnus
. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula
bear a resemblance to a pelican
, giving rise to its name.
The Pelican Nebula is located nearby first magnitude
, and is divided from its more prominent neighbour, the North America Nebula, by a molecular cloud
filled with dark dust.