IC 5070 - Pelican Nebula
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Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Emission Nebula Cygnus 20h50.8 +44°21' 80' x 70' 1,800 ly

The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070) is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus at a distance of about 1,800 light-years.

Below is a mosaic of 9 images from the head of the Pelican (field = 58' x 58', sampling = 4.2 arc sec / pixel)

The bright stars are 57-Cyg (top-left) and 56-Cyg (center-right), the later being distant from 138 light-years.
The Galactic Equator crosses this image.

Full size image (sampling = 2.8 arc sec / pixel)

Pelican neck detail (sampling = 1.4 arc sec / pixel)

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Sep 1, 2003 Centurion
18"
L 2:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x120
R,G,B 300
LRGB 9 exposure series, mosaic combined
Aug 23, 2003 " L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
R,G,B 300
LRGB For head detail