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Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
My first serious multi-session project...My objective is to try a multi-night long hour (for me), wide field, H-alpha/RGB shot of the North American Nebula Complex which includes NGC 7000, IC 5067, IC 5068, LBN 349, LBN 332, LBN 329, LBN 365, B 352, B 353, and some other faint stuff that I'm not sure what it's called (or if it's cataloged).

Tonight I'm posting the first 2 night's worth of H-alpha data, but I'll be updating this as I continue to develop the image.

North American Nebula Complex - 180mm
This shot is turning out great for my first real serious try for a multi-session project on one target. I'm using the zoom lens which seems to be decent although it's *very* tough to get it in focus. Particularly with the H-alpha filter. I can't wait to see what the final result is going to look like.

Scope: Canon 70-300mm USM IS Zoom
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G with GoTo
Guiding:  Meade DSI Pro and PHD Guiding
Guide Scope: William Optics ZenithStar 66 SD
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D (Modified)
Special Settings: None
ISO: 800
Exposure: 8 hours (48 x 600s)
Processing Software: Acquired in Nebulosity, Stacked in Depp Sky Stacker, Levels, Curves, Astronomy Tools, and Noise Ninja in Photoshop
Support Files: 10 darks, no flats or bias
See Gallery below for image



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NAN Pelican Ha 8h
   

NAN-Pelican-Ha-8h.jpg
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Comments:
On 07/11/10 at 10:41pm Miquel wrote:
Very beautiful shot Neil!



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