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Around the Pelican, 





    
        

            Roberto Colombari

Around the Pelican

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Resolution: 3140x2504

Astrometry.net job: 827635

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Around the Pelican Nebula
This image has been recorded at DeepSkyWest with a Takahashi FSQ106EDXIII and a QSI 683WSG-8.

SII: 20x900s
Ha: 17x900s
OIII: 16x900s

Copyright: R. Colombari - DSW

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The prominent ridge of emission featured in this dramatic skyscape is cataloged as IC 5067. Part of a larger emission nebula with a distinctive shape, popularly called The Pelican Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years following the curve of the cosmic pelican's head and neck. This false color view also translates the pervasive glow of narrow emission lines from atoms in the nebula to a color palette made popular in Hubble Space Telescope images of star forming regions. Fantastic, dark shapes inhabiting the 1/2 degree wide field are clouds of cool gas and dust sculpted by the winds and radiation from hot, massive stars. Close-ups of some of the sculpted clouds show clear signs of newly forming stars. The Pelican Nebula, itself cataloged as IC 5070, is about 2,000 light-years away. To find it, look northeast of bright star Deneb in the high flying constellation Cygnus.

Source: APOD NASA

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Around the Pelican, 





    
        

            Roberto Colombari

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