North America Nebula

At this time of year, as it never really gets dark, it’s best to keep to the brighter DSOs – at least that’s my excuse! Included in this post are two views of part of the North America Nebula, taken through the 80mm f/6 Equinox with the Atik 314L+. It’s a stack of 12 x 5min frames through a Baader 7nm Ha filter, and shows a lot of detail in the nebula.

I then took 6 x 1min each RGB frames, binned 2×2 to add colour. The colour image is perhaps less successful, mainly because of the blue haloes around the brighter stars; images through the blue filter were noticeably more bloated than through the red and green.

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