NGC1333 – LRGB

The  Pelican Nebula also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) is an HII region associated with the North American Nebula in the costellation 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 formation star  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 objiect 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.

  • Costellation: Cygnus
  • AR: 20h 50m 00s – DEC: +44° 20′ 00″
  • Distance: 1960 ly
  • Age: —


Shooting  Details

  • Optics:                      Takahashi FSQ85ED
  • Mount:                      EQ6 Skywatcher
  • Camera:                    QSI 683 WSG-5
  • Accessories:             Lodestar, USB_Focus V3
  • Cooling:                    -20°C
  • Filters:                      Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 HaLRGB
  • Exposure:                LRGB bin1 600″x300″x300″x300″x300″ [88x32x24x40]
  • Flat-Dark-Bias:       15-19-201
  • Integration:             22.7 h
  • Date:                         October 12/13/14/15/19th, 2018
  • Location:                  Own remote observatory
  • SQM-L:                     21.10
  • Software:                 PHD2, Voyager, Pixinsight, PS
  • Note: