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Observation by Mike Greenhill-Hooper: North American & Pelican Nebulae - w...

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Mike Greenhill-Hooper


Mike Greenhill-Hooper


2021 Jun 30 - 22:00


2021 Jul 05 - 14:27


The North America Nebula (NGC7000)

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Field centre

RA: 20h56m
Dec: +43°54'
Position angle: +0°26'

Field size

3°37' × 3°38'

  • Samyang 135mm f/2 lens on Atik 383L+ CCD camera
  • Piggy-backed on 770mmED refractor as guide scope with Orion Starshoot camera
  • All on SkyWatcher NEQ6 mount

10x300s unbinned with H alpha filter + 10x 300s unbinned with ir/uv rejection filter


Miradoux, S.W. France

Target name

North American and Pelican Nebulae


North American & Pelican Nebulae - wide field view

About this image

Just bought the highly recommended Samyang 135mm lens.  Used at f/2.8 attached via adaptor (equipped with 1.25" filter holder) to my Atik 383L+ OSC camera and captured 10x300s exposures (@-20C) with ZWO narrowband (7nm) H-alpha filter and then repeated with TS optics uv & ir cut filter.  Used PHD2 to guide Orion Starshoot autoguide camera on 770/110 ED refractor all on SkyWatcher NEQ6 mount. Main camera was piggy-backed on the refractor.  Images calibrated (flats, bias, darks), stacked and processed using Astrophotography stacking feature in the amazing Affinity Photo software (one-off cost just 30 euros!).  Colours not entirely natural, but never mind!

Next photo is just the narrow band data. 

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