My Best Single-Frame of NGC 7000 North American Nebula

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My Best Single-Frame of NGC 7000 North American Nebula

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I was able to get out last night. Though mostly cloudless the skies were pretty awful. Transparency was encouraging but the seeing conditions were probably Pickering 1.5 to 2 ... at best. Big time star bloat so I set about getting some ISO 6400 capture for my ongoing "Cosmos In 30 Seconds" Series. I''ll post 4 of the DSOs I captured last night at ISO 6400 with 30 second exposures, single-frame. Until then I dredged up this single-frame capture of NGC 7000 NAN back on May 30, 2020.

I was very pleased with the amount of blue/cyan and greenish nebulosity I was able to pull out from the mass of hydrogen red which typically dominates this DSO. Exposure was 180 seconds at ISO 1600 and it was captured with my 70mm f/5 Meade with a Canon EOS 77D unmodified DSLR.

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Meade 70mm f/5 astrograph 180 sec  ISO 1600 Single-frame Four layers
Meade 70mm f/5 astrograph 180 sec ISO 1600 Single-frame Four layers
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very very nice image , thx .
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Thanks, messier. I appreciate you looking and commenting.
Telescopes: Meade LX90 10-inch f/10 UHC Coma-free SCT; Explore Scientific 127mm f/7.5 APO ED triplet refractor; Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 APO ED triplet refractor; Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 APO ED triplet refractor; Skywatcher 72mm f/6 ED Schott doublet refractor; Meade 70mm f/5 APO quadruplet astrograph refractor; Skywatcher Quattro 8-inch f/4 Newtonian astrograph; Orion 6-inch f/4 Newtonian astrograph; Skywatcher SkyMax 180mm f/15 Maksutov; iOptron 150mm f/12 Maksutov; Orion f/9 Ritchey-Chretien RC astrograph
Eyepieces: Set of 7 Baader Hyperion eyepieces, 3 Meade 5000 glass handgrenades; 1970s era Japanese manufactured Meade 12.5mm Orthoscopic, and too many other eclectic eyepieces to list
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Post-production Software: Not good enough … oh, okay ... Canon's proprietary CanoScan ArcSoft 9000F photoshop suite
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You just AMAZE me at what you can get out of a single image!!!!
That's Great!
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Hey, thanks, Tom. I've gotten a bit better at processing these single-frame images over the last two years but I think I've hit the data wall. To be sure, lot of data cures a lot of problems and there's only so much data in a three minute exposure. But I'm happy to still be exploring this kind of entry-level imaging. The digital photo world really does have some pretty fantastic potential for amateur astrophotographers!
Telescopes: Meade LX90 10-inch f/10 UHC Coma-free SCT; Explore Scientific 127mm f/7.5 APO ED triplet refractor; Explore Scientific 102mm f/7 APO ED triplet refractor; Explore Scientific 80mm f/6 APO ED triplet refractor; Skywatcher 72mm f/6 ED Schott doublet refractor; Meade 70mm f/5 APO quadruplet astrograph refractor; Skywatcher Quattro 8-inch f/4 Newtonian astrograph; Orion 6-inch f/4 Newtonian astrograph; Skywatcher SkyMax 180mm f/15 Maksutov; iOptron 150mm f/12 Maksutov; Orion f/9 Ritchey-Chretien RC astrograph
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That's a single frame? Impressive.

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