IC5070 The Pelican Nebula

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  LRGB 9x10:3x10:3x10:3x10 minutes
    • L binned 1x1, RGB binned 2x2
    • Luminance is unfiltered (includes UV and IR)
  • RGB Combine Ratios:  2.27:1.00:1.26
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SV80S @ f/5.98
  • Mount:  Meade LX200 w/ super wedge
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-2000XM CCD, SBIG CFW-8
  • Location:  My backyard in Goleta, CA
  • Date/Time:  August 22/23, 2003,  21:42-01:08 PDT
  • Processing:  Taken and reduced in CCDSoft v5.  Combined sub-exposures with Ray Gralak's Sigma Clip.  Curves/levels applied in Photoshop.  Unsharp mask in Photoshop to luminance.  Luminance applied in Photoshop @ 100%.
  • Name:  IC 5070, The Pelican Nebula, IC 5067
  • Type:  Emission Nebula
  • Constellation:  Cygnus
  • Distance: 1800-2000 light years
  • Angular Diameter:  ~60'
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