Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5070  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg
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IC 5070 / 5067 Pelican Nebula H@, 



    
        

            Frank Iwaszkiewicz
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IC 5070 / 5067 Pelican Nebula [email protected]

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IC 5070 / 5067 Pelican Nebula H@, 



    
        

            Frank Iwaszkiewicz
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IC 5070 / 5067 Pelican Nebula [email protected]

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: 10" f/4 TS ONTC Newton

Imaging cameras: Atik383L+

Mounts: Celestron CGE

Software: Pixinsight  ·  PS CS5

Filters: Astronomik Ha 6nm CCD

Accessory: Pal Gyulai GPU Koma KorrectorF4  ·  Lacerta MGEN


Dates:Dec. 9, 2014

Frames:Astronomik Ha 6nm CCD: 9x1800" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.5 hours

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 17.63 days

Avg. Moon phase: 90.98%

Temperature: -2.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 479400

RA center: 20h 50' 38"

DEC center: +44° 15' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.558 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.341 degrees

Field radius: 0.650 degrees


Resolution: 2400x1811

Locations: Garden Observatory, Eggersdorf near Berlin, Germany

Description

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Recording/ Preprocessing by Frank Iwaszkiewicz
Image Processing by Frank Iwaszkiewicz

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. 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.
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IC 5070 / 5067 Pelican Nebula H@, 



    
        

            Frank Iwaszkiewicz