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Contains:  Pelican nebula, IC 5070
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IC 5067 Head of the Pelican Nebula, 





    
        

            Barry Wilson
IC 5067 Head of the Pelican Nebula

IC 5067 Head of the Pelican Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3175x2598

Dates:Aug. 17, 2019

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

Integration: 23.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.45%

Astrometry.net job: 2867808

RA center: 312.756 degrees

DEC center: 44.444 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.743 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.649 degrees

Field radius: 0.423 degrees

Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

From AOD: "The prominent ridge of emission featured in this sharp, colorful 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. This false-color view also translates the pervasive glow of narrow emission lines from atoms in the nebula to a color palette made popular in Hubble Space Telescope images of star forming regions. 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."

This image has a small crop from the full frame FOV.

Data acquisition: Barry Wilson & Steve Milne
Processing: Barry Wilson.

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IC 5067 Head of the Pelican Nebula, 





    
        

            Barry Wilson