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The Pelican Nebula by Chris Baron

Photo of the Week for July 10, 2015

The Pelican Nebula by Chris Baron

One of the summer Milky Way’s better known regions is the patch of faint nebulosity situated just east of Deneb, the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus. The most famous section is the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), but right next door is another, fainter haze — the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070).

Chris Baron captured the Pelican from his backyard in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, over six nights from June 28 to July 3, 2015. Using a QSI683 wsg-8 CCD camera attached to a Tele Vue NP101 apochromatic refractor telescope, he recorded a total of 45, 30-minute exposures through three different filters for this finely detailed image.

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