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 Programs: CCDStack, 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.