The Pelican Nebula (IC 5070)

Posted by azstarman01
on Monday, October 3, 2011

This  is an image of IC 5070 (The Pelican Nebula). The Pelican Nebula about 1800 light years away and is an emission nebula associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. It is divided from its brighter, larger neighbor, the North America Nebula, by a molecular cloud filled with dark dust.

September 23, 2011

Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM

Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)

Camera: SBIG ST-8300M

Mount: AP900 GTO

Luminance: 9x15 minutes (unbinned)

Red: 6x10 minutes (binned 2x2)

Green: 6x10 minutes (binned 2x2)

Blue: 6x10 minutes (binned 2x2)




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