Page 3 Color Pelican

                       Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocchi

                    IC 5070
                    Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
                     LRGB Image

                                      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 ProgramsCCDStack, 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. 

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