Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6997  ·  Pelican Nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg
Pelican Nebula, IC 5070, 


            James Schellenberg
Pelican Nebula, IC 5070
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Pelican Nebula, IC 5070

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 11" EdgeHD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI071C Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Focal reducers: Starizona Hyperstar 11 v4 f/1.9

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  DSS & Photoshop

Dates:June 19, 2020

Frames: 31x120"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.33%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3652330

RA center: 20h 50' 41"

DEC center: +44° 21' 39"

Pixel scale: 1.832 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 358.547 degrees

Field radius: 1.510 degrees

Resolution: 4944x3284

Locations: Mt. Pinos, Frazier Park, CA, None

Data source: Traveller


This is relatively wide-field view (2.5 x 1.67 deg.) of the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070 and IC 5067) using a fast (f/1.9) system. This is an H-alpha emission region 1800 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. The gaseous contortions of this nebula (center) resemble a pelican, giving rise to its name. It is located near the star Deneb, and is divided from the better know North America Nebula (part shown in upper left) by a cloud of dark dust.
No guiding. North is down in the photo.



  • Pelican Nebula, IC 5070, 


            James Schellenberg
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    Pelican Nebula, IC 5070, 


            James Schellenberg

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Pelican Nebula, IC 5070, 


            James Schellenberg