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Observation by David Davies: IC 5070, The Pelican Nebula

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David Davies

Observer

David Davies

Observed

2020 Sep 22 - 10:10

Uploaded

2020 Dec 02 - 11:26

Objects

IC5070

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Constellation

Cygnus

Field centre

RA: 20h51m
Dec: +44°19'
Position angle: +0°25'

Field size

1°09' × 0°52'

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 each of Ha, OIII and SII

Location

Cambridge, UK

Target name

The Pelican Nebula

Title

IC 5070, The Pelican Nebula

About this image

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 a close-up of the narrow-band image depicted in the Hubble palette. 

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