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The neck of the Pelican

(IC 5067 )

    This image was inspired by a beautiful image recently posted by Wolfgang Promper on his site,  http://www.astro-pics.com/. My image is certainly not recognizable as the neck of anything, but the nebula that contains this H-alpha region does definitely look like a pelican see this image. Unfortunately, the seeing was poor again. I will try to add some H-alpha exposure in the near future.

 Date

 2004-08-10 

 Scope

 Astro-Physics 130 EDF, f6, on A-P GTO 1200 mount; 

  SBIG ST-10XME CCD camera; internal guide chip. MaxIm 4.03 camera control.

 Exposure

 R as luminance + RGB tricolor; 5 x 10 min red; 5 x 10 min green; 5 x 10 min blue. 

  Flat and dark calibrated.

 Processing 

 Levels and curves and some sharpening applied in Photoshop CS. 

  Noise reduction and sharpening with Kodak GEM Pro plug-in.

 

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