North America and Pelican Nebulae

The North America Nebula (NGC 7000) is the bright nebula at center. To its right, the dimmer nebula is the Pelican (IC 5070). Both are located in the constellation Cygnus, high overhead from mid-northern latitudes during the summer and early fall. They are located near the brightest star in Cygnus, Deneb, which is the bright star to their right.

Date: September 7, 2002
Exposure: 60 minutes + 60 minutes
Lens: 200 mm Olympus @ f/8
Guiding: SBIG STV
Camera: Olympus OM-1
Film: Kodak Supra 400 (not hypered)
Scanned: Hewlett Packard S20
Processing: Two images combined in RegiStar. Adjusted curves and levels in Adobe Photoshop 6. Grain reduction with BGSmooth.

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