North America and Pelican Nebula: This area in the summer constellation of Cygnus, next to the bright star Deneb, is one of the largest emission and star generating nebula regions we know.  The resemblance with the North American continent and a Pelican is really striking.The image was composed from frames taken with two different narrow band filters letting pass only the Ha line of hydrogen and the OIII line of oxygen.The composition was done using Steve Cannistras bicolor Ha-OIII technique.

For a Ha narrow band image click here, for a wide-field  image click here.


Object North America and Pelican Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation NGC 7000, IC 5070
Constellation Cygnus
Optics TMB 80 f/6 x 0.8 Tele Vue Reducer/Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 12 x 10min, Astronomik H-alpha filter, 18 x 10min Astronomik [OIII] filter, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration No Dark- and Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 130 as Guide Scope, Guiding Software: Maxim DL
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 2+5 Aug 2007
Remark The composite was created by using Steve Cannistras bicolor Ha-OIII blending technique
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