Image Acquisition Information
Telescope: 16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien Telescope (ion milled at f/9)
Camera: SBIG STL-6303 M
Guiding: Astrodon MOAG AOG (SBIG 237 with .65 FLR)
Filters: Astrodon L, R, G, B, Ha
Mount: Software Bisque Paramount ME
Acquisition Programs: The Sky,CCDAutopliot III, CCD Soft.
Processing Programs: CCDStack, Maxim DL, Photoshop
Date:July 7-Augusr 11, 2007
Time: 18x20 min ( 6
hours) each for Ha,L,R,G,B: total 30 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: Image
processing involved blending the Red and H-alpha into a "Red Prime" image. LRGB assembled in Maxim DL (30% Luminence).
Processing including multiple Luminencent overlays in PhotoShop CS/2.