Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5070  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg
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Pelican Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV105

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 ws-8

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST 80

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD IMG0H

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Ha 3nm  ·  OIII 3nm  ·  SII 3nm


Dates:Oct. 15, 2012

Frames:
Ha 3nm: 24x900" bin 1x1
OIII 3nm: 12x900" bin 1x1
SII 3nm: 12x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 12.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.51 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 105220

RA center: 20h 50' 48"

DEC center: +44° 27' 57"

Pixel scale: 2.767 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.648 degrees

Field radius: 0.924 degrees


Resolution: 620x467

Description

This image is only a small portion of the Pelican Nebula (the head and neck area). This is a false color palette developed by NASA. The Hubble Palette maps Hydrogen gases (prominent) to green, Sulfur to red and Oxygen gases to blue. Viewed with the human eye, this region would appear as shades of red. The "ridge" at image center is approximately 10 light years in distance (5.87849981 × 10^13 miles). This nebula has a very active star forming region as is evidenced by the ionized (glowing) gases along ridge.

The Pelican Nebula is some 2,000 light years distant and is found in the constellation Cygnus.

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