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The Pelican Nebula ( IC5070/IC5067) in Cygnus

The Pelican Nebula ( IC5070/IC5067) in Cygnus

Like the nearby "North America Nebula" consists the Pelican Nebula mostly of glowing hydrogen ( red) and oxygen ( green-blue), which gives the whole nebula a pinkish color.

Canon EOS 20D
Modified Canon 20D mounted on a Vixen R200SSDG(8"/F4)+ Televue Paracorr + Astronomik UHC filter + IDAS LPS ( as an IR blocker). 35x300sec/ISO800. Calibration and stacking, averaging, color balancing, sharpening in Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. full exif

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Fay 16-Jul-2008 14:50
Your images are very good. I have recently done the Pelican witha modified Canon 350D, Skywatcher ED80, WO 0.8 focal reducer. I am getting a lot of bunching of stars in the corners. I notice you do not use a focal reducer. Would I be better off not using one?

Thanks for your help,