The North America and Pelican Nebulae Imaged with a CCD Camera

The North America and Pelican Nebulae imaged from Nova Scotia using various telescopes and lenses.

 

 

 

 

 

Ha Version-Two frame mosaic. Moon at proper scale digitally added for illustrative purpose.

Data -
Taking Camera SBIG ST-8300M Nova Scotia 2013 ~mag 6.4 - moon absent - sensor@-20C
Imaging OTA Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII
Equivalent focal length and ratio 530mm f5.0
Mount AP1600 and Losmandy G-11
Guiding PHD with SBIG STi and OAG-8300
Ha Mosaic 6X15min Ha NGC7000 and 5X15min Ha IC5070 -Astrodon 3nm Filter unbinned-
Calibration and Stacking Darks,Flats and Bias - PixInsight
Processed PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop CS4. Ha false colour by Carboni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HaRGB Version-300mm

Data -
Taking Camera SBIG ST-8300M Nova Scotia 2012 ~mag 6.4 - moon absent to slight @-25C
Imaging OTA Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS
Equivalent focal length and ratio 300mm f2.8
Mount Losmandy G11 Gemini 2
Guiding PHD with SBIG STi and 100mmFL/f2.8 Guidescope
HaRGB 14X15min Ha -Astrodon 3nm Filter, 14X10min R, 14X10min G and 14X10min B Astrodon E Series - all unbinned-Total Integration Time 10.5 hours
Calibration and Stacking Darks,Flats and Bias - PixInsight
Processed PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrowband Version-Hubble Palette-180mm

Data
Taking Camera SBIG ST-8300M Nova Scotia July, 2012, ~mag 6.4 Sensor @-20C
Imaging OTA Canon EF 180mm f3.5L
Equivalent focal length and ratio 180mm f3.5
Mount Losmandy G11 Gemini 2
Guiding PHD with SBIG STi and 100mmFL/f2.8 Guidescope
SII,Ha,OIII - Total integration time 23hours SII-5X30min plus 18X15min, Ha-31X15min, OIII-33X15min-Astrodon 3nm filters-unbinned
Calibration and Stacking Darks,Flats and Bias - PixInsight
Processed PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Bob Franke's Selective Color technique

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starless Narrowband Version-Hubble Palette-180mm

Data
Taking Camera SBIG ST-8300M Nova Scotia July, 2012, ~mag 6.4 Sensor @-20C
Imaging OTA Canon EF 180mm f3.5L
Equivalent focal length and ratio 180mm f3.5
Mount Losmandy G11 Gemini 2
Guiding PHD with SBIG STi and 100mmFL/f2.8 Guidescope
SII,Ha,OIII - Total integration time 23hours SII-5X30min plus 18X15min, Ha-31X15min, OIII-33X15min-Astrodon 3nm filters-unbinned
Calibration and Stacking Darks,Flats and Bias - PixInsight
Processed PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Bob Franke's Selective Color technique, and Star removal using J-P Metsavainio's PS Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ha Only Version-300mm

Data
Taking Camera SBIG ST-8300M Nova Scotia 2012 ~mag 6.4 @-25C - Moon 50%@50
Imaging OTA Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS
Equivalent focal length and ratio 300mm f2.8
Mount Losmandy G11 Gemini 2
Guiding PHD with SBIG STi and 100mmFL/f2.8 Guidescope
Ha Only 11X15min-Astrodon 3nm Filter
Calibration and Stacking Darks,Flats and Bias - PixInsight
Processed PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop CS4. False Ha color by Carboni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ha Only Version-600mm

Data
Taking Camera SBIG ST-8300M Nova Scotia 2012 ~mag 6.4 - no moon @-25C
Imaging OTA Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS
Equivalent focal length and ratio 600mm f4.0
Mount Losmandy G11 Gemini 2
Guiding PHD with SBIG STi and 100mmFL/f2.8 Guidescope
Ha Only 7X15min plus 3X10min Ha unbinned-Astrodon 3nm Filter
Calibration and Stacking Darks,Flats and Bias - PixInsight
Processed PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop CS4. False Ha color by Carboni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HaRGB Version-600mm

Data
Taking Camera SBIG ST-8300M Nova Scotia 2012 ~mag 6.4 - no moon @-25C
Imaging OTA Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS
Equivalent focal length and ratio 600mm f4.0
Mount Losmandy G11 Gemini 2
Guiding PHD with SBIG STi and 100mmFL/f2.8 Guidescope
HaRGB 7X15min plus 3X10min Ha -Astrodon 3nm Filter, 4X10min R, 3X10min G and 3X10min B Astrodon E Series - all unbinned
Calibration and Stacking Darks,Flats and Bias - PixInsight
Processed PixInsight and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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