The Pelican Nebula by Tim Trentadue

Photo of the Week for November 2, 2018

The Pelican Nebula by Tim TrentadueOne of the Cygnus Milky Way’s best known regions is the patch of faint nebulosity situated just east of Deneb, the constellation’s brightest star. The most famous part of this nebulosity is the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), but right next door is another, fainter haze—the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070). If you apply sufficient imagination to the image presented here, you should be able to make out the Pelican’s profile in the nebula’s upper right.

Tim Trentadue captured this Pelican portrait from the North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve, in southeastern Ontario. Tim acquired a total of 4 hours exposure data shot through a set of narrowband filters with a ZWO ASI1600 Pro monochromatic astrocamera fitted to a Telescope-Specialists ED127 refractor telescope (working at f/5.5 with a Tele Vue 0.8× reducer/flattener).

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