Sharpless 2-117 - The Pelican Nebula
Sharpless 2-117 encompasses both the North America Nebula and also the
Pelican Nebula. Both of these objects are huge. This image of the
Pelican Nebula was taken with the Hyperstar 3 equipped Nexstar 11GPS on
10/14/09 under the light-polluted skies of Tempe, AZ. The camera used
was the modified Canon Rebel 1000xs. This shot was taken with a
Hydrogen-Alpha filter fitted into the Canon camera. This image
is a stack of over 100 20-second ISO-1600 subs taken with Nebulosity 2
and stacked in Deep Sky Stacker. I used Nebulosity to split the stacked
image into its three color (RGB) components and used the red component
for this image.
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