IC 5070 – The Pelican Nebula

The Pelican Nebula, also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067, is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus at a distance of 1,800 lightyears. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula bear a resemblance to a pelican, giving rise to its name. The Pelican Nebula is located nearby first magnitude star Deneb, and is divided from its more prominent neighbour, the North America Nebula, by a molecular cloud filled with dark dust, visible in the bottom-left corner. There are several Herbig-Haro objects that can be found in the dense part of the nebula, the ‘neck’ of the pelican, slightly above the center of this picture.

IC 5070

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 10.3 hours (24x300s Ha + 24x300s O3 + 24x300s L +  3x17x300s RGB)
Date: June – July 2020
Location: Southern Alps, France

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