Pelican Nebula

Believe it or not, I didn’t use any filters in these Pelican Nebula images with the ZWO ASI2600mc-pro and the Hyperstar. I extracted each channel from the one shot color camera image and combined the channels to mimic the HST palette.

To the rear of the eye is Herbig-Haro 555 which is a jet of matter and partially ionized gas ejected by newborn stars. I cropped it heavily in the second set of images to show it better.

Capture Details:

Imaged from my backyard in upstate New York under Bortle 3 skies.


Celestron 9.25” EdgeHD

Starizona Hyperstar V4 f2.2

Celestron CGEM DX mount

ZWO ASI2600mc-pro Imaging Camera

ZWO ASI224mc Guide Camera

Svbony 60mm Guidescope

ZWO ASIair Pro for image acquisition and gear control.

Mounted on a SkyShed Pier

Image Specs:

100 x 180 second exposures Gain 100

Camera sensor cooled to -10°C

No filters used as the ASI2600mc-pro has the built in IR cut window.

Calibrated (with darks, flats, dark flats) and stacked in APP

Post processed in PixInSight

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