restrictions easing here a group of Halifax Centre members and I made
the trip to the centre's dark sky observatory SCO.
The conditions were so so, but much better than my urban driveway, plus
it was my first chance to connect, in person, with several friends in
three long months.
This is an unfiltered RGB shot of the Cygnus Wall area of the North America Nebula, the area exhibits some of the densest areas of star formation in the NGC7000 complex, according to Wikipedia. For a much wider view of the entire nebula have a look at a mosaic I shot a few years ago form our cottage in Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia. For this image I tried to resist the temptation to pull out the faintest tendrils of glowing gas in favour of more detail and colour in the nebula. This is one of those targets that is very easy to turn into monochrome red so it took a bit of work to keep the blue of the H-beta emission.
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