The Pelican Nebula

bd49a7794a83dadc6dd91b5e20e9e112.1824x0_q100_watermark_watermark_opacity-10_watermark_position-6_watermark_text-Samuli VuorinenThe 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.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Boren-Simon PowerNewt 8
Imaging cameras: Atik 460EX
Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ-6 Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Teleskop-Service Finderscope
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5
Focal reducers: ASA 2″ x 0,73 Corrector/Reducer 2KORRR
Software: PixInsight, Maxim DL, AstroTortilla
Filters: Astronomik SII 12nm, OIII 12nm, Astronomik H-alpha 12nm
Accessories: Lunatico Astronomia Seletek Armadillo
Dates: Aug. 23, 2013
Locations: Komakallio
Astronomik H-alpha 12nm: 5×300″ -10C bin 1×1
OIII 12nm: 5×300″ -10C bin 1×1
Astronomik SII 12nm: 5×300″ -10C bin 1×1
Integration: 1.2 hours
Flats: ~20
Bias: ~500

Author: Samuli Vuorinen

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4 Abril 2014