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Taken 9-Aug-23
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Dimensions9750 x 7118
Original file size6.53 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
North American (NGC 7000) & Pelican (IC 5070 and 5067) Nebulae

North American (NGC 7000) & Pelican (IC 5070 and 5067) Nebulae

These nebulae are generally thought of as two separate imaging objects and are located near Deneb in the constellation of Cygnus. But it turns out it is actually is one large interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen. The appearance as two separate objects is due to the large molecular cloud of dark dust between the nebula and earth. This nebula is approximately 2,600 light-years from earth and has spans a distance of about 140 light-years across and 90 light years high. My goal with this widefield image was to bring out the dark dust in the foreground and highlight the subtle structures within the nebula using the hubble palette. It contains about 20 hours of exposure time using 300 second subs. This was captured in in early July from my backyard deck. Telescope: Redcat 51 Camera: ASI183MC Pro Filters: Antlia ALP-T Guide camera: 120MM mini Control unit: Asiair Plus Mount: EQ6r Pro Post-Processing: Pixinsight