IC5070 - The Pelican Nebula

The Pelican in HA

The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus  
ST-10XME and CFW8a, Astrodon 6nm H-Alpha filter
Takahashi FSQ F/5 Fluorite Refractor w Robofocus
11 x 10 min self-guided on an AP900QMD mount
Acquired, Flats and Darks subtracted in CCDSoft5
Alignment, bloom removal and Sigma Reject combine in Maxim
Levels and curves in PS CS2 - 2 pixel selective HPass filter on the dust lane in the neck otherwise no sharpening or smoothing

Click on the image to see a slightly less dramatically stretched version.

Flesherton, Ontario
July 3 2006