Pelican Nebula

In Astrophotography by Matt Shetzer

Pelican Nebula in LRGB

The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) is an H II region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula bear a resemblance to a pelican, thus giving rise to its name.

The Pelican is much studied because it has a particularly active mix of star formation 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.

ObjectPelican Nebula
Wiki Link
Other Names contained in imageIC 5070, IC 5067
Imaging telescopes or lensesTakahashi FSQ -106ED4
Imaging camerasQHY268M
MountsSoftware Bisque Paramount MYT
Focal reducersNone
SoftwareSoftware Bisque The Sky X, N.I.N.A., PHD Lab PHD2, Viking,  PixInsight, Photoshop, Lightroom
FiltersAstrodon LRGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance  36mm unmounted. Chroma Technology Narrowband 3nm Ha, SII, OIII – 36mm Unmounted
AccessoriesMoonlite NightCrawler 35 focuser, Maxdome II, Digital Loggers Pro Switch, Sky Alert Weather Station, Pegagsus Ultimate Powerbox v2, Starlight Xpress filter wheel, Alnitak Flip-Flat
Guiding Telescope or LensesOrion 60mm Guide Scope
Guiding CameraZWO ASI290MM Mini
Imaging Dates11/20/22, 11/21/22, 11/22/22, 11/24/22, 11/25/22, 11/30/22
FramesLuminance: 29×300″  (2.4h)  Gain 25, Photographic Mode, Temp -25C, Bin 1×1
Red: 29×300″ (2.4h) Gain 25, Photographic Mode, Temp -25C, Bin 1×1
Green: 28×300″ (2.3h) Gain 25, Photographic Mode, Temp -25C, Bin 1×1
Blue:28×300″ (2.3h) Gain 25, Photographic Mode, Temp -25C, Bin 1×1
Flats20 per Filter
Flat Darks40
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:2
RA center312.93208
DEC center44.1101
Pixel scale3.76
Resolution6280 x 4210
LocationsSirus 3.5m Observatory, Carbondale Colorado
Data sourceBackyard
Post Processing TechniquesPixInsight to Photoshop to Lightroom
Pelican Nebula was last modified: January 23rd, 2023 by Matt Shetzer