IC 5070 - Pelican Nebula (and hello, neighbor!)

Mike Dodd

On 8/3/2022 11:41 PM, Stacey Mills wrote:
https://www.astrobin.com/3luk9r/ <https://www.astrobin.com/3luk9r/>
A very nice image, Stacey. I imaged the Pelican in color three years ago, and last night got 5-1/2 hours of H-a to add to it. Here's the result: <http://astronomy.mdodd.com/nebulae-20.html>

Looking closely, I see some stars from 2019 are slightly elongated, probably due to mediocre guiding (last night the sky was exceptionally clear and stable, and MaxIm's RMS guide error was around 0.2 arcsec on both axes of the AP1200). I think I'll play around with PixInsight's deconvolution to fix the oblong stars.

Looking at your Astrobin page, I noticed you're in Louisa, VA. So am I! Then I noticed thd ham radio call sign in your email address, and found your QTH on qrz.com (I'm N4CF). We're no more than 10 miles apart. So, hello neighbor!

If you're inclined, drop me a private email and we can chat about astronomy or ham radio.


Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA