Page 2: Pelican Nebula Ha

                       Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocchi

                    IC 5070
                     Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
                    H-alpha Image


                                      Image Acquisition Information                      
                               Telescope:   16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien Telescope (ion milled at f/9) 
                               Camera:       SBIG STL-6303
                               Guiding:       Astrodon  MOAG AOG (SBIG 237 with .65 FLR)
                               Filter:          Astrodon H-alpha
                               Mount:        Software Bisque Paramount ME
                               Acquisition Programs:   The Sky,CCDAutopliot III, CCD Soft. 
                               Processing ProgramsCCDStack, Maxim DL, Photoshop
                               Date:July 7-August 11, 2007                              
                               Time: 25 x 20 min (8.3 hrs)                           
                               Processing:  CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/2
Image Information:  The Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) is part of a large star forming region with large dust clouds obscuring portions of bright ionized gas. The entire nebula is over 30 light years in size and about 2,000 light years away
Processing Comments:  First image with the RC-16 properly callibrated and with an accurate T-Point Model. Seeing was about 1.8-2.4 arc-sec.  Images were collected over a 2 week period along with L, R, G, B, SII, OIII data (see next images).  Processing again minimal, using CCD Stack abd PS for image data stretching and smoothing.

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