North America Nebula and Pelican Nebula region

Steve Pastor
Location of photo
Date/Time of photo
13 Aug and 15, 17 Sept 2015
Takahashi FSQ106ED with reducer at f/3.6 and a Canon 60Da DSLR at ISO 800 on an Astro-Physics 1200 mount
The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) and Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) in the constellation Cygnus comprise a vast region of ionized hydrogen. Light obscured by interstellar dust leads to the observed shape of each nebula. The North America Nebula was discovered by William Herschel in 1786. 5 hrs 45 min total exposure (23 x 15 min lights; 12 darks; 128 flats; 128 bias); processed with PixInsight using a synthetic luminance for deconvolution.