Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  56 Cyg  ·  57 Cyg  ·  IC 5070  ·  IC5070  ·  Pelican Nebula  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg
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The Pelican and Herbig-Haros, 


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The Pelican and Herbig-Haros

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-III 178 C

Focal reducers: Baader MPCC Mk III

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Baader Red 2"  ·  Baader L 2''  ·  Baader Green 2"  ·  Baader Blue 2"  ·  ZWO Ha 7nm

Accessory: QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheel  ·  Seletek Armadillo

Dates:Aug. 30, 2020Aug. 31, 2020

ZWO Ha 7nm: 34x300" -30C
Baader L 2'': 8x300" -30C bin 1x1
Baader RGB 2": 45x300" -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.2 hours

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 12.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 94.87%

Astrometry.net job: 3815002

RA center: 20h 51' 55"

DEC center: +44° 25' 8"

Pixel scale: 1.105 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -55.715 degrees

Field radius: 0.636 degrees

Resolution: 3331x2466

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland

Data source: Backyard


Second HaLRGB image. I am following LightVortex astro PixelMath tutorial.

"The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067[1]) is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula bear a resemblance to a pelican, giving rise to its name.[1] The Pelican 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.

The Pelican is much studied because it has a particularly active mix of star formation and evolving gas clouds. The light from young energetic stars is slowly transforming cold gas to hot and causing an ionization front gradually to advance outward. Particularly dense filaments of cold gas are seen to still remain, and among these are found two jets emitted from the Herbig–Haro object 555.[1] Millions of years from now this nebula might no longer be known as the Pelican, as the balance and placement of stars and gas will leave something that appears completely different."



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