IC 5067/5070 Pelican Nebula; Cygnus
Astro-Physics 105 EDFS f/6 refractor
STL-11000M 6nm Ha 120 min.
August 19, 2005
Comments: This large hydrogen II region in Cygnus lies just to the east of Deneb (alpha-Cygni). Although difficult to see visually, even with a narrow band filter, it is readily captured by both CCD and film. Its common name comes from the fact that it has a resemblance to the bird. A larger version can be seen here. A SII, HII, OIII version may be seen here.