PhotographerCharles B. Ward
Location of photoCoyote Lake, near Gilroy, CA
Date/Time of photoJuly 10
EquipmentStellarvue 80mm APO, AP1100GTO mount, QSI 683-wsg-8 camera, Orion SSAG with camera's built-in OAG, and Astrodon 3nm narrowband filters
DescriptionFrom a perfectly clear, beautiful night at Coyote Lake, violated only by an aggressive opossum. But that's nature for you. In addition to the Pelican, the North America Nebula covers the lower left portion of the image, and the famous Cygnus Wall falls off camera below.