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



    
        

            Stefan Böckler
The Pelican Nebula
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The Pelican Nebula

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The Pelican Nebula, 



    
        

            Stefan Böckler
The Pelican Nebula
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The Pelican Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky-Watcher 150/750 Black Diamond
Imaging Cameras
Canon EOS 1100Da
Mounts
Sky-Watcher EQ6 R pro
Filters
Optolong L-eNhance 2
Accessories
Baader Planetarium 2" Mark III Multi Purpose Coma Corrector - MPCC
Software
PHD2 Guiding phd 2 · N.I.N.A. Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy · ASTAP · StarTools · Adobe Photoshop
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Mini 50mm guidescope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 20, 2021 ·  Aug. 24, 2021
Frames:
Optolong L-eNhance 2: 110x300" (9h 10') ISO1600
Integration:
9h 10'
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Avg. Moon age:
13.77 days
Avg. Moon phase:
89.07%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4932412

RA center: 20h51m10s.1

DEC center: +44°0856

Pixel scale: 1.985 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 284.449 degrees

Field radius: 0.931 degrees

Resolution: 2838x1831

Data source: Backyard

Description

Here's my (almost) full moon project of the Pelican Nebula.

The excellent image of the Pelican with eyelashes and its description by @Ruediger made me read a bit about the Herbig Haro objects within IC5070. So I found that the jets produced by the spiraling matter around a proto- or new born star collide with interstellar dust and gas which can result in a shock front.

You can almost begin to see the shock wave in the image. In Revision B you can see a crop of Herbig Haro 555 with the front highlighted. A mouse over gives a monochrome negative making it easier visible. If you want to see this more cleary, have a look at Ruediger's deep exposure linked above.

For sure, my image doesn't do the object justice, but as long as I can image stuff like this during a full moon, I am fine

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    The Pelican Nebula, 



    
        

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B

Description: Crop of Herbig Haro object with indicated shock wave (mouse over: monochrome negative).

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The Pelican Nebula, 



    
        

            Stefan Böckler