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The Details
Object
IC 5070 The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
Optics
Takahashi FCT-76 at f/4.5
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG ST-10XME
Filters
Custom Scientific 3nm Hydrogen-Alpha
Date
21 July 2005
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 8 x 1200 sec, 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop CS
Orientation
Field of View: 02°28’ x 01°39’ centered on RA 20h50m07s
DEC +43°34’23” (2000.0) . North angle 272.3°; east 90° CCW from north.
Notes
The Pelican Nebula IC 5070 is an often imaged target in the constellation Cygnus and forms a beautiful wide field pairing with its neighbor, The North American Nebula NGC 7000. The above image shows the Pelican filling the left half of frame and a small portion of the faint emission nebula IC 5068 along the right edge of the frame. This large star forming region is a tangled jumble of hydrogen gas, dust and energetic young stars lying about 2000 light years from earth.

 

 

 

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