The North America Nebula – again!

The moon was up, and washing everything out somewhat, but having got my SCT somewhat close to collimated – good enough for guiding, at least – I thought I’d have a play around with NGC7000 again.
This is a combination of 13 x 2 min and 6 x 4 min exposures at ISO 800, taken through the Equinox ED80, captured and processed with Images Plus and Adobe Lightroom.

A bit more exposure would have helped, but I was quite pleased by how much detail I was able to tease out of it, nevertheless. Guiding worked flawlessly, possibly helped by the fact that I’d spent a bit of time improving my polar alignment.

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