73501NGC 7000 and IC 5070
- Oct 20, 2013
Here is my next completed image from New Mexico, shot last May and June (2013) after a trip to address the loosened fiter that had jammed up the camera, as alluded to in a prior post. Here are NGC 7000, the North America Nebula, and IC 5070, the pelican nebula.
I last shot these targets in 2006 from our backyard in Ohio. As our backyard is in a red zone (though it feels like a white zone!), I shot these using narrowband filters and processed them using the Hubble Palette. That prior image can be seen here:
Under the pristine skies of Rancho Hidalgo in New Mexico, I am better able to stretch my RGB processing skills. Granted, this is still an HaRGB image ;)
Takahashi FSQ-106N on an Astro-Physics AP1200GTO mount. SBIG STL-11000 camera with 5-position filter wheel and Astrodon filters. Robofocus focuser. Externally guided with an SBIG Remote Guide Head on a Borg 50Ach refractor.
H-alpha: 9 x 30 minutes Binned 1x1
R: 13 x 10 minutes Binned 1x1
G: 13x 10 minutes Binned 1x1
B: 13 x 10 minutes Binned 1x1
11 Hours total exposure time.
Details on the objects and a small image can be seen here:
Please be sure to click on the small image to see a 75%-sized version. Or just click here:
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