Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6997  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg
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IC5070 Pelican nebula in Ha, 


IC5070 Pelican nebula in Ha
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IC5070 Pelican nebula in Ha

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher ED80

Imaging cameras: ATIK 383L+

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion thin OAG

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5

Focal reducers: Skywatcher .85x Focal Reducer & Corrector

Software: Fitstacker 12  ·  Main Sequence Software SGPro  ·  Pixinsight

Accessory: DIY Focus controllers

Dates:Aug. 31, 2018

Frames: 60x900"

Integration: 15.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 76.76%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2934498

RA center: 20h 53' 4"

DEC center: +44° 8' 27"

Pixel scale: 2.133 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 354.770 degrees

Field radius: 1.048 degrees

Resolution: 2500x2500

Locations: Remote observatory, Kiev, Ukraine

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070) 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. 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. 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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