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Observation by David Davies: The Pelican Nebula, IC 5070

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David Davies


David Davies


2020 Sep 22 - 10:35


2020 Dec 02 - 11:42



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Field centre

RA: 20h52m
Dec: +43°57'
Position angle: +0°50'

Field size

1°26' × 1°55'

  • APM 107 refractor, x0.7 reducer
  • QSI 683 camera
  • Astrodon LRGB filters
  • Skywatcher EQ8 mount

25 x 5-min luminance and 15 x 5-min RGB


Cambridge, UK

Target name

The Pelican Nebula, IC 5070


The Pelican Nebula, IC 5070

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. See also, the narrow-band image.

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