North America and Pelican Nebulae 18-panel mosaic

Posted by antimorris
on Sunday, August 21, 2011

I have now been doing astrophotography for almost exactly two years. Quite a journey this has been and it has culminated with my summer-long mosaic project. This project is  an 18 panel, full narrowband mosaic of the North American and Pelican Nebulas. I have just at 72 hours total imaging time on this mosaic and finally have a full-narrowband high-res image. Here are the image details:

Object: North American Nebula & Pelican Nebula 
Image date: May 21, 2011-August 21, 2011 
Image type: Full narrowband (SII, Ha, OIII) mosaic 
Camera: Atik 314L+ 
Guide camera: Starlight XPress Lodestar 
Scope: Orion EON 80ED 
Filters: Astronomik Ha, SII, & OIII 
Total Integration Time: 72 hours 
Integration time/channel: Ha-58 hrs 40 min, OIII-6 hrs 20 min, SII-7 hrs 
Mapping: Modified HST (SII, Ha, OIII), Luminance (Ha) 

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