IC5070 - The Pelican Nebula

The Pelican in HA

The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus  
Apogee U16M w Astrodon Gen II 5nm H-Alpha filter
AP155 EDF F/7 w Robofocus
Mount: Paramount ME
14 x 10 min
Acquired with CCDSoft5 using CCD-Commander automation (so I could sleep through this!)
Dark and Flat Calibration plus Alignment and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim DL
Levels, Curves and Contrast adjustment in Photoshop CS4

Click on the image to see a larger version that will resize in the browser.

Click HERE to see a crop of the head of the Pelican and the shock front at the tip of the elephant trunk

Click HERE to see the same object taken using my ST10XME and FSQ - same field of view at half the resolution.

Flesherton, Ontario
July 22 2011