The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5067/70) is an H II region visible in the constellation Cygnus, near Deneb; it belongs to the same giant molecular cloud as the nearby North America Nebula. Its distance is estimated at around 1956 light years.
The nebula resembles a pelican, due to a dark nebula that marks the northern edge of the object, thus making it resemble a pelican's beak.
From an astronomical point of view, it is an emission nebula, much studied due to the star formation phenomena that occur within it.
Due to the strong dynamics of its gases, the nebula will change shape relatively quickly.
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Optic Tecnosky Apo refractor LT 130-910 with Riccardi reducer 0.75x (focal lenght 692mm, f/5.3)
Mount Skywatcher EQ8
Camera Moravian G3-16200 with external filter wheel 7 positions
Filters Baader 50mm unmounted RGB , Ha 7nm
Guiding system Artesky Ultraguide 70mm
Exposure details R 23x300" bin1 -15C
G 22x300" bin1 -15C
B 21x300" bin1 -15C
Ha 44x600" bin1 -15C
Total integration 12h50'
Acquisition Voyager, PHD2
Processing Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, StarXTerminator, NoiseXTerminator, BlurXTerminator
Location Rescaldina (Italy), home terrace
Date 8/26 July, 6/7 September 2023