IC405 Flaming Star Nebula - Auriga

IC5067 - Pelican Nebula - HII region in Cygnus

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General Info


Image Data

Optics : TMB 152 @ f/8
Mount : 10micron GM2000
Camera : SBig STL11000
Exposures : total, 33h10 - HaRGB : 500:530:480:480 (1x1 bin)
Filters : Baader HaRGB 2”
Location : Verclause (France)
Date : 25,31/03/2012 & 24,29/05/2012 & 13,14,15,16,17,25,26,27/06/2012 & 13,14,15,16,17,18,20/07/2012
Comments : Data acquired remotely

IC5067 in Cygnus, also know as the Pelican Nebula.
RK 20h 50’ 48” / DEC +44° 20’ 60”
Size: 60”x50” / Distance : 1800Lj

The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070 and IC 5067) is an HII region associated with the North America Nebula (not seen on this image) 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 neighbour, the North America Nebula, by a molecular cloud filled with dark dust.
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. Particularly dense filaments of cold gas are seen to still remain, and among these are found two jets emitted from the Herbig-Haro object 555. Millions of years from now this nebula might no longer be known as the Pelican, as the balance and placement of stars and gas will leave something that appears completely different.



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