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The Pelican and North American Nebula's

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Mega Star FOV

About this object

The Pelican and North American Nebulas are show pieces of the summer sky. Residing next to each other just north of Cygnus, the Swan, these nebula are glowing clouds of hydrogen gas separated by a darker area which absorbs much of the light called LDN 935. Both these nebula can be seen with binoculars from a dark sky site as a bright patch of sky north of the star Deneb.

Image Details

  • Optics : Stellarvue SV115T Triplet refractor
  • Mount: Mountain Instruments MI-250
  • Camera: SBIG STL 11K
  • Filters: Standard SBIG LRGB filter set
  • Exposure: LRGB 120:180:120:180
  • Camera/Mount Control: Maxim DL 4.56, CCD Commander
  • Location: Stark Bayou Observatory, Ocean Springs, MS
  • Date: Aug 09
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