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​"The Pelican Nebula" (IC 5070) - by Raul Diaz (November 6, 2020)

​"The Pelican Nebula" (IC 5070) - by Raul Diaz (November 6, 2020)

Posted by Stellarvue StellarShot on 6th Nov 2020

Stellar Shot of the Week: November 6, 2020
"The Pelican Nebula" (IC 5070) - by Raul Diaz

Congratulations to Raul for taking this week's Stellar Shot! This is a classic "Hubble Palette" image, meaning Raul used a monochromatic camera with the three most common narrowband filters and mapped them as Red = Sulphur II, Green = Hydrogen alpha, and Blue = Oxygen III. This is called a "Hubble Palette" because it is the same method of color combination used by the Hubble telescope, and we think Raul did a fantastic job in his processing to really make the colors pop. The beauty of mono imaging is that you get to really put your own creative stamp on it, and Raul's particular blend of blues and yellows and greens is a very enjoyable rendition of this very popular target. For more work done by Raul and his SVR102T, please check out the rest of his portfolio on Astrobin under the username of "rediaz2000".

  • Imaging telescope: Stellarvue SVR102T w/ 0.8x Reducer/Flattener
  • Main Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI294MM-Pro
  • Guiding cameras: ASI ZWO 1120mini + ZWO OAG
  • Imaging mount: Celestron CGX
  • Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Pixinsight, and Photoshop
  • Filters: Astrodon 3nm Ha (60x4min), 3nm OIII (60x4min), 3nm SII (60x4min)