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Craig & Tammy Temple



Location of Photo:

Hendersonville, TN, USA

Date/Time of photo:

September 5, 6 & 9, 2013


Lens: Pentax 6x7 SMC 150mm @f/5.6 Accessories: QSI-to-Pentax adapter; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man; Gerd Neumann Aurora flat panel Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha, OIII, SII filters Exposure: 9 x 20min. binned 1x1 each in Ha, OIII, SII Acquisition: ImagesPlus 5.0 Camera Control Processing: PixInsight 1.8; Adobe PhotoShop CS5; Noel Carboni’s Actions; HLVG


The North America and Pelican nebulae are a pair of emission nebulae located approximately 1,800 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. Both nebulae are part of the same interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen (H II region), that some sources say is being ionized by the bright star Deneb, although the source is actually unknown. The North America Nebula was discovered by William Herschel on October 24, 1786. In widefield images like this one, it is easy to see how these nebulae got their names.




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