North American and Pelican Nebulae


Jeff Tobak


WO ZS 71 Telescope
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro mount
Atik 383L+ imaging camera
Orion autoguider
SharpSky focuser
PhD guiding
PixInsight for all image processing

This was a great diversion from “Galaxy Season” for me this summer as I’ve been wanting to do more wide angle astrophotography. None of my technology cooperated on this particular night, but in the end I managed to get some camera time in and it actually turned out to be one of my better pictures.

I applied various multi-scale transforms to the image and I think it really brought out the contrast.