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Observation by David Davies: The Pelican Nebula, full image

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David Davies

Observer

David Davies

Observed

2020 Sep 22 - 10:30

Uploaded

2020 Dec 02 - 11:35

Objects

IC5070

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Constellation

Cygnus

Field centre

RA: 20h51m
Dec: +44°03'
Position angle: +0°24'

Field size

1°15' × 1°36'

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

Location

Cambridge, UK

Target name

The Pelican Nebula, IC 5070

Title

The Pelican Nebula, full image

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 the full-size narrow-band image in the Hubble palette.

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