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Contains:  Pelican nebula, IC 5070
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IC5070 - Pelican Nebula, 


            Mark Spruce
IC5070 - Pelican Nebula

IC5070 - Pelican Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1359x1011

Dates:Sept. 26, 2016

Frames: 21x600"

Integration: 3.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.21% job: 1256016

RA center: 312.676 degrees

DEC center: 44.396 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.961 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -163.998 degrees

Field radius: 0.226 degrees

Locations: Observatory, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, United Kingdom


IC5070 (Hubble Palette: SII = Red, Hα = Green, OIII = Blue) - The Pelican Nebula is a Hydrogen rich region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The 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. This area is heavily studied because it has an active mix of star formation and evolving gas clouds.

Taken with good seeing but unfortunately dew issues reduced the quality of the SII sub frames.



Mark Spruce
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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IC5070 - Pelican Nebula, 


            Mark Spruce