The Elephant Trunk (IC 5067) - Hubble palette

Posted by BobFranke
on Monday, January 30, 2012

by Bob Franke

North is to the right.
IC 5067 is the elephant trunk region of the Pelican Nebula, which also includes IC 5070. This HII region is located in the Cygnus constellation, at a distance of about 2,000 light-years.

The image was created using the Hubble palette with SII, Ha and OIII data mapped to the red, green and blue channels, respectively. The color was further manipulated to create the blue and gold motif, made popular by the Hubble Imaging Team.

Taken from 3/19/2011 to 10/7/2011 Chino Valley, AZ
RCOS 12.5" Ritchey-Chrétien w/ an SBIG STL-11000 camera using Astrodon filters

Exposure Details:
SII   780 min.  (26 x 30 min.)
Ha    390 min. (13 x 30 min.)
OIII 1140 min. (38 x 30 min.)
Lum  270 min. (18 x 15 min.)
RGB  360 min. ( 8 x 15 min. each)

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