Derby and District Astronomical Society

IC 5067-70
The Pelican Nebula

Emission Nebula in Cygnus      RA 20h 47m 48s  Dec +44d 22m 00s

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This close up image of the Pelican Nebula was taken by Adrian Brown in June 2007. It was taken with an ATK16HR CCD camera and a Skywatcher 80EDPro refractor. The image is comprised of nine 30 minute exposures taken through a 6nm Hydrogen-Alpha filter.



Adrian Brown took this wide field image of the Pelican Nebula (IC 5067-70) and the North America Nebula (Caldwell 20/NGC 7000) on the 23rd July 2006. The Pelican Nebula lies to the right (just west of) the North America Nebula as seen in this picture. Six 15 minute exposures were captured through a 13nm Astronomik Hydrogen Alpha filter via an ATK16HR CCD camera and a Pentax 50mm SLR camera lens at f/4. A Celestron CGE mount was used throughout, auto-guided via the program GuideDog and a Skywatcher 80T refractor and ATK-2HS CCD camera. Image acquisition and stacking was done in Maxim DL 4.53. Post processing was performed in Adobe Photoshop and consisted of Levels and Curves, a high pass filter to sharpen the image and selective use of the Gaussian Blur filter to smooth the background noise.



Adrian Brown took this close up image of the Pelican Nebula (IC 5067-70) and the North America Nebula (Caldwell 20/NGC 7000) on the 23rd July 2006. The Pelican Nebula lies to the right hand side of this picture, just west of the North America Nebula. Eight 5 minute exposures were captured through a 13nm Astronomik Hydrogen Alpha filter via an ATK16HR CCD camera and a Vivitar 135mm SLR camera lens at f/4. A Celestron CGE mount was used throughout, auto-guided via the program GuideDog and a Skywatcher 80T refractor and ATK-2HS CCD camera. Image acquisition and stacking was done in Maxim DL 4.53. Post processing was performed in Adobe Photoshop and consisted of Levels and Curves, a high pass filter to sharpen the image and selective use of the Gaussian Blur filter to smooth the background noise.



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