North America and Pelican Nebula

North America and Pelican nebula, 78x90s (1h58m27s), Nikon D7000a, Astro-Professional 80mm f/7 ED, 0,8x Reducer

The North America (NGC7000) and Pelican Nebula (IC7000) get their iconic shapes from an obscuring cloud of dust that is silhouetted against the glowing cloud of ionized hydrogen.

The image was taken during an almost full moon using a 35nm h-alpha filter using an astro-modified D7000 camera.

Sadly focus was not perfect, and some field curvature seems also to be present.

with the dew-heaters in place, the telescope looks like it is made out of cables!
The full moon rising behind the hills.