North America (NGC 7000) and Pelican Nebula (NGC 5070): Both emission nebulae are great highlights of the summer Milky Way. Is is really striking how their shapes resemble the continent of North America and a Pelican. On a clear and summer night NGC 7000 can be seen with naked eyes. I took this rich-field image with my new TMB 80 f/6 refractor.

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 Piggyback on TMB 130 and Meade LXD 75
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Exposure 26 x ISO 1600-2min, IDAS LPS filter
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro and TMB 130 as Guide Scope
Processing ImagesPlus, Neat Image, Photoshop
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 8 June 2006
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