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



    
        

            Sergiy_Vakulenko
IC5070 Pelican nebula in Ha
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IC5070 Pelican nebula in Ha

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Imaging telescope or lens:Skywatcher ED80

Imaging camera:ATIK 383L+

Resolution: 2500x2500

Locations: Remote observatory, Kiev, Ukraine

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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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IC5070 Pelican nebula in Ha, 



    
        

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