Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
NGC 7000 and IC 5070
North America and Pelican Nebulae
The North America (NGC 7000) and Pelican (IC 5070) Nebulae. Taken with a Takahashi FSQ-106EDX-III telescope and an FLI ML11002-C camera.
Other Names/Objects
Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED X-III Quadruplet Refractor Telescope at f/5.0
Mount Astro-Physics 900-GTO German Equatorial Go-To Mount
Camera FLI MicroLine KAI-11002-C at -25°C
Exposure 320 minutes (32 x 10 minutes)
Calibration 60 darks | 60 flats | 60 flat darks | 0 bias
Air Temperature 75°F
Accessories Autoguided with SBIG ST-i camera and Astrodon MMOAG
Location CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California
Date August 11 & 12, 2012
Notes Processing: MaxIm DL Pro v5.21 for acquisition. ImagesPlus v4.25 for calibrate, Bayer CFA interpolation, register, and combine. Photoshop CS4 for curves, levels, sharpen, saturation, crop, resize and JPG compression.

The blue light at upper right is from Deneb, just out of frame.

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