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The Pelican Nebula, full image

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About this observation
Observer
David Davies
Time of observation
22/09/2020 - 11:30
Object
The Pelican Nebula, IC 5070
Observing location
Cambridge, UK
Equipment
APM 107 refractor, x0.7 reducer
QSI 683 camera
Astrodon 3nm Ha, OIII and SII filters
Skywatcher EQ8 mount
Exposure
10 x 20 min, Ha, OIII and SIII exposures
Tags

Between mid-September and the first week of October, I spent time getting to know the NINA imaging software and used The Pelican Nebula as my target. Using the NINA software, I was able to make much more efficient use of my time since I could now automate many activities that I used to do manually. Also, I no longer avoided targets east of, but close to the meridian, since NINA now managed the meridian flip. It took a little time to tune the various parameters in NINA and learn to trust what it was doing, but I now use it exclusively. This is the full-size narrow-band image in the Hubble palette.

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