Location of photoVirginia Beach, VA, USA
Date/Time of photo16, 17, 18, June 2012
EquipmentCamera: QSI-583ws, Filter: Astrodon 5nm Ha
Telescope: Televue NP-101 refractor, Mount: Losmandy G11
Guidescope: Stellarvue SV80/9D on Robin Casady TGAD
Auto-Guider Camera: Orion StarShoot with PHD software
Processing software: MaximDL and Photoshop
DescriptionNorth America Nebula (NGC 7000) and Pelican Nebula (IC 5070). The image is a 3-tile mosaic taken on 3 consecutive nights. Each tile is a stack of 8x15-minutes exposures. They were taken within the city, and under a hazy sky that was awash with urban light pollution. Under such conditions the narrowband Ha filter is a “must have” item.