The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in theconstellation 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.
The Pelican is much studied because it has a particularly active mix of star formation and evolving gas clouds. The light from young energetic stars is slowly transforming cold gas to hot and causing an ionization front gradually to advance outward. Particularly dense filaments of cold gas are seen to still remain, and among these are found two jets emitted from the Herbig–Haro object 555. 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.
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TSA 102 f/8
Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS
Mounts: Takahashi EM-400 Temma2
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Lunatico EZG60
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5
Software: PHD guiding, PixInsight, Bahtinov Grabber
Filters: Astronomik CLS CCD clip in
Accessories: Xap Refrigeración Canon
Dates: May 27, 2012, July 9, 2012
Astronomik 12nm Hydrogen Alpha Filter: 18×900″ ISO1600 9C
Astronomik CLS CCD clip in: 12×600″ ISO800 6C
Integration: 6.5 hours
Author: Alberto Pisabarro
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 18 Aug 2014