NGC 7000 North American Nebula IC 5067 Pelican Nebula

North American Nebula NGC 7000
NGC 7000 North American Nebula & IC5067 Pelican Nebula (Film Image)
Telescope / Lens Tokina/Canon 300mm f/2.8 Lens
Mount Type G11 Losmandy, Takahashi FS 78, Manual Guiding
Camera Canon F-1 with bright screen and angle B finder
 Filters 112mm UV
 Film  Kodak Elite Chrome E200, Push 1
 Exposure 15 minutes
 Processing Photoshop CS2
 Date 6-19-2004
 Location  Eagles Rest, near Dexter, Oregon 122° 43.53 W 43° 48.41′ N
 Conditions 2557′ magnitude 6.0 Skies; Clear & Steady

NGC 7000 the North American Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. This nebula is next to the star Deneb which is the tail star of the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Next to the North American Nebula is the Pelican Nebula (IC5067). NGC 7000 the North American Nebula is very large and visible with the naked eye from a Dark Sky site.  It is 1600 Light Years distant, 120 x 100 arcminutes, roughly 4 times the size of the full moon.     

IC 5067, the Pelican Nebula, 60 x 50 arcminutes, 1,800 light years distant.  This image was captures on film, while the camera was manually guided through a 78mm diameter (3″) telescope using an illuminated cross-hair eyepiece.

IC 5067 Nebula HaLRGB
IC 5067 Nebula HaLRGB; taken with TEC 140mm f/7 refractor & ST10xme CCD Camera
IC 5067 Ha Crop, Protostar
IC 5067 Ha Crop, Protostar

Protostar forming in IC 5067, was observed by Jerry Oltion in a 96″ telescope.  Jerry conveyed the location in IC 5067. I was able to locate and capture it with a 5.5″ refractor and st10xme CCD camera using a 9nm Ha filter on 8/17/2009 from a Dark Sky site in Oregon.  Above and below is a crop of the star form area.