NGC 7000 North America Pelican Nebulae SHO 2019

North America and Pelican Nebulae, SHO, 2019

1,500 light-years away, the famous North America and Pelican nebulae in a star forming region in Cygnus. Probably the most celebrated summer Northern Hemisphere nebulae for all the astrophotographers. An integration of Hydrogen-α, Oxygen III and Sulfur II data that I collected during the short and bright nights of June of 2019.

Tech Card

Date / Location

3rd & 6th July 2019, Bedworth, GMT+0, United Kingdom, Bortle Class 5 ~SGM: 19.57 mag./arc sec2


Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM-PRO USB 3.0 Mono (Type CMOS)

Sensor Cooling Temperature: -15C

Filters: 1.25" 5nm Astrodon Ha, 1.25" 3nm Astrodon OIII, 1.25" 3nm Astrodon SII

Imaging Telescope: Takahashi FS-60CB

Correcting Lens: Takahashi Reducer 0.72x (composite focal length at 264mm and focal ratio at f/4.9)

Mount: iOptron CEM25EC

Image Quality

12Bit ADC (FITS)

Exposure time per image / number of composities and sensitivity

26 x 180" Ha subs (Unity Gain, Gain: 139, Offset: 21, Binning 1x1)

23 x 180" OIII subs (Unity Gain, Gain: 139, Offset: 21, Binning 1x1)

21 x 180" SII subs (Unity Gain, Gain: 139, Offset: 21, Binning 1x1)

Total Integration Time

3hrs 30mins

Calibration Frames

20 Darks, 20 Flats


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