Pelican Nebula: Shaped like a Pelican this emission nebula is just next to the huge North America Nebula complex, but rather less bright. It is a classic star forming region where stars are born out of tremendous gas and dust clouds, thus creating also shock fronts (e.g. in the upper part of the image) by their strong star winds.

The image is a higher resolution version using an 8" reflector telescope for a composit of a colored image with a narrow-band H-alpha exposure.

Object Pelikan Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation IC 5070
Constellation Cygnus
Optics Vixen R200SS 8 inch, f/4 with Baader comacorrector
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera QHY8/ALccd 6c
Exposure 7 x 10min IDAS LPS filter, 11 x 10min Astronomik H-alpha filter, Maxim DL for image akquisition
Calibration No
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II and TMB 80 as guidescope. Maxim DL as guiding software
Processing ImagesPlus, Photoshop. Color code: L(Ha),R(Ha),GB(LPS)
Location-Date Eningen,Germany - 7+13 Aug 2008
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