Ic 5070 Pelican Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron c11 sct, skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount, Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik Ha RGB filter set.

Bright nebula so only needed three hours of data.

The hydrogen alpha filter worked well and brought out lots of detail. 7.5 minute exposures at 2×2 binning.

HaRGB filtered data to create this image. Blended the Ha data into the red channel

Focus was slightly out but it didn’t affect the final image too much.

Lots of clear nights so plenty of images this month. 6 nights in the past week.