2016 July

North America and Pelican Complex

Now the full three-color narrowband version of the North America and Pelican Complex, following my earlier Ha monochrome version. Both nebulae belong to the same interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen gas, but they are separated by a ragged lane of interstellar dust that absorbs their light. The North America (NGC7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC5070) […]

North America and Pelican Complex – Mono

This is the second target for my new wide-field setup, the North America and Pelican Complex. Both belong to the same interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen gas, but they are separated by a ragged lane of interstellar dust that absorbs their light. The North America (NGC7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC5070) show a rich and […]

Cygnus Loop – Wide Field II

Now the three-color version of the Cygnus Loop in Ha, OIII and SII using 24 x 300 sec exposures for each channel, i.e. a total of 6 hours. Taken with the ATIK 460EXm camera in combination with my Asahi/Pentax Takumar 135mm f2.5 photo lens. Exposure: HOS, (24,24,24) x 300sec Date: 2016-7-17…2016-7-18 Setup: Takumar 135mm f2.5 […]

Cygnus Loop – Wide Field

This is the first-light image with my new wide-field travel setup. I decided to try the ATIK 460EXm camera in combination with some old M42 photo lens, in this case with the Asahi/Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm f2.5, a wonderful super-solid 6-element tele-lens from 1972 (my age). This combination gives a field of view of more […]

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