Digital Image: The North American Nebula

Here is the North American Nebula (NGC 7000), and the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), taken from Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. I used my iOptron SmartEQ tracking mount for this image. See this post about the portable astrophotography system.

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Image Info

Again, this image was taken using iOptron SmartEQ equatorial mount, with my Canon 60D (no filter), and the Canon 100-400mm L lens, set at 400mm. It was a little too tight for this object; I think 300mm would have been a bit better.  21 subframes of 2 minutes each, all at ISO 6400. Captured and stacked in nebulosity, processed in StarTools, and finished in Aperture.