This image shows the region just south of the North American and Pelican Nebulae in Cygnus, containing the emission nebula IC5068.
This image was acquired using an SBIG STL11000M CCD camera mounted on a Tele Vue NP127is.
This image uses a stack of 16 eight-minute exposures taken through a hydrogen-α filter for the luminance,
and stacks of 6 eight-minute exposures taken through red, green and blue filters for the color.
The Hα luminance image is shown below.
The raw images were calibrated, defect-corrected, stacked and color-balanced using AIP4Win Version 2.
The NP127is was autofocused using the Tele Vue Focusmaster.
This image has been resampled down from its original size of 3664x2445.