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Colorado_CJ

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The Pelican
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:06:55 pm »

We had a clear night last Monday, so I decided to shoot the Pelican Nebula for the first time.

It was a cool clear night and I laid back and watched the meteor shower while the scope was doing its thing.

This is a pretty neat looking nebula with large dust jets made by proto-stars.  This is what Nasa APOD has to say about the nebula.

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The prominent ridge of emission featured in this vivid skyscape is designated IC 5067. Part of a larger emission region with a distinctive shape, popularly called The Pelican Nebula, the ridge spans about 10 light-years and follows the curve of the cosmic pelican's head and neck. Fantastic, dark shapes inhabiting the view are clouds of cool gas and dust sculpted by energetic radiation from young, hot, massive stars. But stars are also forming within the dark shapes. Twin jets emerging from the tip of the long, dark tendril left of center are the telltale signs of an embedded protostar cataloged as Herbig-Haro 555 (HH 555). In fact, other Herbig-Haro objects indicating the presence of protostars are found within the frame. The Pelican Nebula itself, also known as IC 5070, is about 2,000 light-years away. To find it, look northeast of bright star Deneb in the high flying constellation Cygnus.


This was a short 4.6 hour integration shot in my Skywatcher MN190 telescope and ASI183MM Pro astro camera.  This is a combination of 56, 300 second images shot through 3 narrow band filters, Hydrogen Alpha, Oxygen III and Sulfur II.

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Re: The Pelican
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 07:15:15 am »

WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW! That's pretty slick! WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW!
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Re: The Pelican
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 07:56:15 am »

WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW! That's pretty slick! WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW!
What he said!
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Re: The Pelican
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