Updated: 9.8.06

The Pelican Nebula, IC5070, is part of a huge complex of nebulosity located in the constellation of Cygnus. It neighbors the larger and well known North American Nebula, NGC7000. This shot was taken with an H-alpha filter for 116 minutes. The red frame from a Maxim constructed RGB was used for the luminance. The image was taken at a mag 5 location near Allentown, Pa.

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Image info:

10" Homebuilt Newtonian

Starlight Express SXV-M25 one-shot ccd camera

29x4 mins

f/3 with Keller Corrector

Stacked (w/SD) in Maxim and tweaks in PS (no flats))

guided with the Tak Sky90 and SX guide head


Pine Hills, Allentown