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    Default North America and Pelican Nebula in Ha



    Hi
    A clear night last night albeit with limited imaging time due to the short nights, this is the first stage of a colour narrow band image of this area. It was taken with the FSQ106ED f5 and Starlight Xpress H36 with a 5nm Ha filter, 8x20 minute exposures with guiding via the Lodestar and OAG on a Paramount ME with dithering used. I have had a go two years ago at both of these objects but separately and these can be seen for comparison on the Nebulae page of the image gallery on my website http://www.imagingtheheavens.co.uk
    Hopefully the weather will play ball so that I can get the rest of the data.
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    Holy *****! that is an awesome picture!
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    Wow, that's incredible, beautiful shot. Just out of curiousity, what did this shot look like with the naked eye through the eye piece? Were you able to make out the North America Nebula like so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by powervolume View Post
    Wow, that's incredible, beautiful shot. Just out of curiousity, what did this shot look like with the naked eye through the eye piece? Were you able to make out the North America Nebula like so?
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    Thanks for the comments, regarding your question, to be honest with you I haven't got a clue, from where I live the light pollution is pretty bad and there was a half moon up for most of the night so it never got totally dark, I never do any observing from where I live and everything is done through ccd cameras. This would be able to be seen from a dark site with a low power wide field eye piece such as a nagler 31mm or even a pair of binoculars but don't expect it to look anything as clear as this image as it is a relatively faint nebula
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    Excellent image Gordon.
    I can see a pair of eyes staring out from between the pelican and the North America.
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    Outstanding as usual Gordon, love seeing your images .

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    Beautiful image, truly impressive!

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    A truly marvelous image, Gordon. But then, I wouldn't expect any less from you.
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    What everyone else said

 

 

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