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IC5070 - Pelican Nebula in Cygnus

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IC5070 - Pelican Nebula in Cygnus

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Date: 8/23/2005
IC 5070, the Pelican Nebula, is a large but low-surface-brightness emission nebula in Cygnus. It is part of a nebula complex which also includes the famous North America Nebula, which is situated just a small move east of IC 5067-70, as well as other smaller patches of nebulosity. The Pelican nebula was named for its resemblance to that animal, the body being the brightest part and the beak stretching away towards the lower left. The true distance of the whole nebula complex is not well known, but it is thought to be within our Galaxy's next spiral arm, called the Cygnus arm, at a distance of about 1.500 light years

Toronto, Canada
Pentax 300mm f4, SBIG ST8i CCD camera
6x20min subs

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