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The Details
Object
IC 5070 The Pelican Nebula in Cygnus
Optics
Astro-Physics 160 EDF Refractor at f/7.7
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance 6nm Hydrogen-alpha filter
Date
02 November 2006
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 9 x 1200 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, Registar, Photoshop CS2
Orientation
Field of View: 01°39’ x 01°06’ centered on RA 20h51m32s
DEC 43°59’20”. (2000). North angle 104.5°; 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. This large star forming region lies about 2000 light years from earth.

 

 

 

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