Brian Paczkowski

IC5070 - Pelican Nebula

Televue 76, 10Micron GM2000 HPS II mount, QSI 683 CCD camera with Astrodon LRGB Ha OIII SII filters at -20C
The Pelican Nebula 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, giving rise to its name The Pelican Nebula is located nearby first magnitude star Deneb, and is divided from its more prominent neighbor, the North America Nebula, by a molecular cloud filled with dark dust.