Pelican Nebula

The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus

The Pelican Nebula, also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067, is an H II emission region situated 1,800 lightyears away from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. This emission nebula got its name because of how the gaseous areas resemble a pelican. It is located beside NGC 7000, The North America Nebula. The Pelican Nebula is another star nursery in the Milky Way. 

IC5070 and IC5067
Another version of the same data of the Pelican nebula processed in a different colour palette using the Ha, OIII and RGB channels.

This image was taken using the Starfield Optics 8inch astrograph equipped with a Starizona Nexus F3 reducer/corrector. A QHY268M cooled cmos camera was also used along with a QHY electronic filter wheel with Optolong filters inside; 3nm Ha, OIII and R-G-B filters were used to capture this data. 

The Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) is situated close to Deneb, one of the brightest stars in the night sky. IC 5070’s most noticeable characteristic, highlighted in yellow/orange in the image at top of this page, has its own catalogue number: IC 5067. It is a star-forming region that is around 10 light years across and has a few noticeable filaments of cooler gas. 

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