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Job 9:9

Job 9:9-10
9 He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion,
the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.
10 He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed,
miracles that cannot be counted.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NGC7000 - First Light With Astro-Tech AT72ED

Purchased an Astro-Tech AT72ED.  I havent imaged with a refractor since I first started doing planetary imaging back in 2010.  This new little refractor is a wonderful piece of hardware.  Its wide field views opened up a whole new realm of objects that I have not been able to image before.

For the first image, I opted to go with the North America Nebula.  I was able to fit the majority of the North America and Pelican Nebula in the same frame, and the image came out fantastic!

The field of view is just under 2X3 degrees.

The nebula is a cloud of ionized hydrogen.  The shape is formed by dust which hides portions of the cloud which gived this the shape of North America..