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Contains:  IC 5070, Pelican Nebula, The star 56Cyg, The star 57Cyg
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IC 5070 - The Pelican Nebula
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IC 5070 - The Pelican Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8” Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA 8)

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 533 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX Mount and Tripod

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 224MC

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  SharpCap

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor


Dates:Sept. 9, 2020

Frames:
Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 73x120" (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 30x300" (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.9 hours

Darks: ~20

Bias: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 21.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.63%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3846542

RA center: 20h 51' 7"

DEC center: +44° 3' 39"

Pixel scale: 1.939 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.290 degrees

Field radius: 1.146 degrees


Resolution: 3008x3008

Locations: Sofia - Capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is my first photo of the Pelican Nebula. Wow, what a nebula it is indeed! I have captured my data directly from the city - on the terrace on the rooftop of the building that I live in.
I think I have had some great seeing as this is the most sharp and detailed photo that I have taken up to date. I really like this Nebula.
One can see a Pelican, a Rabbit or even a Pterodactyl.
On the upper right one can notice the bright red region which is said to host active star formation processes. Herbig-Haro 555 is clearly visible as well (the small elephant trunk region on the photo). It is said to be hiding a new star that is forming on top of the formation ejecting streams of material in the opposite directions.

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Description: The same photo but with a different color processing.

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Description: Starless using StarNet++

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Description: Herbig-Haro 555

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