Derby and District Astronomical Society

IC 5067-70
The Pelican Nebula

Emission Nebula in Cygnus      RA 20h 47m 48s  Dec +44° 22' 00"


This wide field image in the constellation of Cygnus shows the North America Nebula at upper centre with the Pelican Nebula at right of centre. It was captured by Dave Selfe on the 11th August 2022. It is comprised of 67 x 30 second exposures taken with a Nikon D750 (CMOS) camera at ISO 400 and Optolong Multi-Narrowband L-eNhance filter through a 61mm Willliam Optics Zenithstar apochromatic refractor. This setup was mounted on a Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO mount.  Image © Dave Selfe.




This close up image of the Pelican Nebula was taken by Adrian Brown in June 2007. It was taken with an ATK16HR CCD camera and a Skywatcher 80EDPro refractor. The image is comprised of nine 30 minute exposures taken through a 6nm Hydrogen-Alpha filter.  Image © Adrian Brown.




Adrian Brown took this wide field image of the Pelican Nebula (IC 5067-70) and the North America Nebula (Caldwell 20/NGC 7000) on the 23rd July 2006. The Pelican Nebula lies to the right (just west of) the North America Nebula as seen in this picture. Six 15 minute exposures were captured through a 13nm Astronomik Hydrogen Alpha filter via an ATK16HR CCD camera and a Pentax 50mm SLR camera lens at f/4. A Celestron CGE mount was used throughout, auto-guided via the program GuideDog and a Skywatcher 80T refractor and ATK-2HS CCD camera. Image acquisition and stacking was done in Maxim DL 4.53. Post processing was performed in Adobe Photoshop and consisted of Levels and Curves, a high pass filter to sharpen the image and selective use of the Gaussian Blur filter to smooth the background noise.  Image © Adrian Brown.




Adrian Brown took this close up image of the Pelican Nebula (IC 5067-70) and the North America Nebula (Caldwell 20/NGC 7000) on the 23rd July 2006. The Pelican Nebula lies to the right hand side of this picture, just west of the North America Nebula. Eight 5 minute exposures were captured through a 13nm Astronomik Hydrogen Alpha filter via an ATK16HR CCD camera and a Vivitar 135mm SLR camera lens at f/4. A Celestron CGE mount was used throughout, auto-guided via the program GuideDog and a Skywatcher 80T refractor and ATK-2HS CCD camera. Image acquisition and stacking was done in Maxim DL 4.53. Post processing was performed in Adobe Photoshop and consisted of Levels and Curves, a high pass filter to sharpen the image and selective use of the Gaussian Blur filter to smooth the background noise.  Image © Adrian Brown.



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