Canon XSi, modded, Astronomik clip-in CLS-CCD, avg. temp. 24 C. = 75 F.
Total 85 min. (1 hour 25 min) = RGB 17x5 min. ISO 800
Boren-Simon 2.8-8 ED OTA - http://www.powernewts.com - EQ6 mount, guided w/PHD and EQMOD
The Pelican Nebula lies about 2,000 light-years away in the high flying constellation Cygnus, the Swan. Also known as IC 5070, this cosmic pelican is appropriately found just off the "east coast" of the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), another surprisingly familiar looking emission nebula in Cygnus. The Pelican and North America nebulae are part of the same large and complex star forming region, almost as nearby as the better-known Orion Nebula. From our vantage point, dark dust clouds (upper left) help define the Pelican's eye and long bill, while a bright front of ionized gas suggests the curved shape of the head and neck.