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IC  5067-70,  The Pelican Nebula, in cygnus

    A CCD image. A much earlier film image is shown below and a higher resolution CCD image is shown here.

Date  2005-07-07
Scope  Astro-Physics 130 f/4 (A-P 0.67 reducer) on an A-P 1200 GTO mount.  Unguided.         
Exposure  Five 5 min RGB exposures plus six 5 min H-alpha exposures using Astrodon filters.
Processing   Acquired and combined in MaxIm 4.10;  stretched in PhotoShop CS-2.


One of the large, bright emission nebulae in Cygnus, Pelican could hardly have been named anything else. It is located just to the right of the North America nebula, a portion of which can be seen at the upper left. This image needs to be replaced because the stars are oval. The intensely red area on the back of the pelican's neck is shown (rotated 90 degrees clockwise) in greater detail here.

Date  2000-07-2,3
Scope  Astro-Physics 130 f6 
Exposure  LE400, 60 min with Tokai filter, plus E200, 60 min 
Processing   Stacked in RegiStar, stretched in PhotoShop