The Dark Side of Astro Imaging

by Bill Murray

My first foray into the “dark side” of astroimaging …

The image of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) below, was taken at my home in MA in September with my portable imaging rig.

Here are the details:
North America Nebula (NGC 7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070)
25 5 min. subs (Total 2 hours 5 min. integration)
Calibrated with darks, flats and bias
RedCat 51 petzval refractor (51 mm f/4.9)
ZWO ASI294MC Pro (cooled to -10° C)
Optolong L-Enhance filter
IOptron GEM28 mount
Processed in Photoshop

I’m just learning how to use Photoshop for astronomical image processing. The image was processed using a few stretches and black point setting.

Hopefully, the first of many more to come…

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