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Pelican Nebula (IC5070)

Taken by: Tony Cellini
Date: 6/7/2011
Exposure: 120 minutes, 7nm h-Alpha

Part of the larger North American/Pelican Nebulae complex.  This close-up on the "head" of the pelican was taken with a TMB130SS APO Refractor (130mm, f/7) and SBIG ST8300M CCD camera through a 7mn Hydrogen Alpha filter.

This image is the result of a stack of twelve 10-minute exposures.  Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and post-processed with Photoshop CS5 levels and curves.