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Pelican Nebula (Narrowband)

The Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) is often seen in images along with its bigger and brighter neighbour, the North American Nebula. It stands on its own as well with lots of intricate detail. Besides a pelican, many people find that it also resembles a rabbit or a pteradactyl.


This false colour image maps the emission lines Sulfur-II to red, Hydrogen-alpha to green, and Oxygen-III to blue.


Takahashi Sky 90 at f/4.5

SBIG STL-4020M + remote guider

Takahashi EM-200

H-Alpha: 3 hours

SII: 3 hours

OIII: 3 hours

Processed with Maxim/DL, CCDStack, and Photoshop CS4

Noel Carboni's Astronomy Tools

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Taken on June 13, 2010