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The Pelican Nebula

IC 5070, The Pelican Nebula

June 23, 2015

IC 5070, also known as the Pelican Nebula, is a large emission nebula. The red glow to the lower left is the North America Nebula. Deneb, the brightest star in Cygnus, is to the upper right, just outside the image.

Because of my unmodified DSLR, the red was very hard to pull out of this nebula. For this reason, I chose to image this in Ft. Davis, which is very dark and is not light polluted.

Captured on: June 21st, 2015

Telescope: Orion ED80
Mount: iOptron ZEQ25gt
Guiding: Orion SSAG
Camera: Canon T3i Unmodded
Software: PHD, PS, DSS, Gradient Xterminator, Carboni’s Tools.
Integration time: 18x600s, 1x300s-Total time: 3hrs. 15min.