Pelican Nebula region in Hydrogen Alpha
20h 50m 48s
Dec: 44 degrees 21' 00"
The region around IC5070 (Pelican
Nebula) in Cygnus
is a favorite target for widefield astrophotography in Ha light.
deep shadows and rifts in this nebula are caused by dust that obscures
light emitted by ionized gas such as hydrogen. Please click
for a high resolution image of this region taken by Russell Croman.
Date: July 18, 2006.
FS-102 at f6 , on the G11 Losmandy
Autoguider: SBIG STV with
Camera: Maxcam CM10
Ha (6 nm) filter.
Exposures: 20 x 10'
Conditions: Temperature 75 degrees F, muggy.
Post-processing: Debloomed, calibrated,
aligned in Maxim. Combined
using RC Sigma Reject
MaximDL, followed by DDP
in ImagesPlus (IP). Subsequent processing in Photoshop CS (16
note: Graphics on this website
may not be reproduced without author permission.
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