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The Pelican Nebula

IC 5070 - 5067

Telescope : Dreamscope 16″ f/3.7 Astrograph Reflector

Camera : FLI Proline 16803

Mount : Software Bisque Paramount ME

Focal length : 1504mm

Fov : 84 x 84 arcmins

Image Scale : 1.23 arcsec/pixel

Observatory : Insight

Filters: HaLRGB

L 10x10m R 12x10m G 13x10m B 20x10m

Ha 28x10m

Integration: 15h30m

RA: 20h50m46s

Dec : +44°2109

One of the most popular objects to image in the night sky is the Pelican Nebula. From beginner to pros, all have imaged and processed this beautiful nebula at some time or the other and there are some beautiful renditions of it on the net. The Pelican Nebula is an emission nebula located near the bright star Deneb in the constellation Cygnus and is named so for its resemblance to a pelican. It lies right next to the North American Nebula and both these objects are often framed together. The nebula’s appearance is defined by dark dust clouds, which outline the pelican’s long bill and eye, and bright clouds of ionized gas, which form the curved shape of the pelican’s head and neck. The position and balance of the stars and gas will gradually change to leave the nebula looking completely different millions of years from now.

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