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Contains:  Pelican nebula, IC 5070
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Pelican Nebula - IC 5067 in Cygnus (Narrowband SHO), 


            Steve Milne
Pelican Nebula - IC 5067 in Cygnus (Narrowband SHO)

Pelican Nebula - IC 5067 in Cygnus (Narrowband SHO)

Technical card

Resolution: 3324x2664

Dates:Aug. 4, 2019

Astrodon Ha 3nm: 23x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 24x1200" bin 1x1
SII 3nm: 24x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 23.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 16.20% job: 2842592

RA center: 312.753 degrees

DEC center: 44.459 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.691 degrees

Field radius: 0.440 degrees

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


The Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) is an area of active star formation located around 2,000 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus. IC 5067 is a prominent ridge in the 'head' of the Pelican - it
is around 10 light years long (according to APOD).

In the centre of this image a long dark column extends upwards from the ridge towards the Pelican's 'eye'. At the tip of this column, two faint jets can be seen extending outwards horizontally. This is Herbig-Haro Object 555. ['Herbig-Haro' refers to George Herbig (1920 - 2013) and Guillermo Haro (1913 - 1988) - the first astronomers to study these objects in detail.]

According to a paper on the McGill site "Herbig-Haro objects are small patches of nebulosity associated with newly-born stars, and are formed when gas ejected by young stars collides with clouds of gas and dust nearby at speeds of several hundred kilometres per second" [].

HH 555 is the most prominent, but not the only, Herbig-Haro object visible in this image.

IC 5067 was photographed between 10 July and 4 August 2019 from an imaging rig in Spain that is privately-owned and remotely-operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

Ha: 23 x 1200s
OIII: 24 x 1200s
SII: 24 x 1200s

A total of 23 hours and 40 minutes exposure.

Data capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne



Steve Milne
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Pelican Nebula - IC 5067 in Cygnus (Narrowband SHO), 


            Steve Milne
  • Final
    Pelican Nebula - IC 5067 in Cygnus (Narrowband SHO), 


            Steve Milne


Minor star improvement.

Sky plot

Sky plot


Pelican Nebula - IC 5067 in Cygnus (Narrowband SHO), 


            Steve Milne