Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people

— Carl Sagan

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The Pelican Nebula

The Pelican Nebula

THe pelican nebula a couple of nights ago, shot in Halpha 1/2 hour exposure.

Pelican Nebula-Red

Pelican Nebula-Red

With the weather keeping us from the much desired clear skies, need to fill in the open time space by playing with our images. This is the Pelican in Ha (Red) with some green and blue adjustments. Nothing else to do but experiment in Photoshop.

Pelican wide field

Pelican wide field

The pelican in Cygnus, last night.  Wide field two hours exposure at f5 through a 5" refractor.

pelican b+w

pelican b+w

some like it plain.

Pelican h alpha

Pelican h alpha

Pelican nebula monochrome h alpha filter.

PELICAN NEBULA

PELICAN NEBULA

Tuesday evening I decided that the clear skies demanded that I participate in astronomy in one form or another.  Tempted to stay in and rest I finally convinced myself I should go outside.  Glad I did. Tracking was right on!

This image of the Pelican Nebula was taken in Ha thru my AstroTech 66mm ED telescope piggybacked on top of my Orion 80ED.  It represents 50 one minute exposure combined, processed in MaxIm DL/CCD and Photoshop.