||Emission Nebula, IC5070-IC5067
||Ra 20h 51m 21s Dec +44° 14’46” (current)
|Size & Distance:
||60 x 50 Apx 1,800 light-years
|Date & Location:
||08-31-2008 Palomar Mountain, CA
||Ha 12 @ 5min (bin 1x1)
||Takahashi Epsilon-180 f2.8 504mm
||Astro-Physics 900 GTO / ATS 10x36 pier
||SBIG-ST10XME @ -15c
||Astrodon 5nm Ha.
||MaxImDL 4.56, Photoshop CS
||Sky conditions: Very good seeing, Light wind, Temp 58°
Image Field of view is 68 x 101 arc-min.
The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) 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.
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.