North American and the Pelican Nebula

North American and the Pelican Nebula

North America Nebula (NGC 7000) on the left,
Pelican Nebula is on the right,
2000 light years from home.
Bright star at top is Deneb, North America is rotated, the Gulf of Mexico is the dark area
in the center.

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Technical Details

Is this a composite: No
35-2 minute light frames, 10 dark, 15 flat , 15 bias
Nikon D610 modified, 300 f2.8 lens.
PP in Astropixel, Capture one, Affinity photo.

I love the two competing colors and whirls. Maybe crop the bright star at the top or clone it. The way the image fades toward the edges is really nice.

This one is so musical to me. First because Pelican is the name of a band I love. Second because another band I love did a cover of that Stones tune, assuming that’s what you meant by 2000 light years from home. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: