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The Pelican Nebula by Dave Collings

Submitted by Chelsea Chin

 IC5070: “The Pelican Nebula”

  • Plane Wave Instruments 12.5” CDK telescope with the PW 0.63 reducer on the Astro-Physics 1100 GTO CP4 mount.
  • Main camera is the ATIK 16200 Mono with Chroma Filters capturing this beautiful 11 hours of Narrowband Ha-OIII-SII.
  • Subframe captures were 5 minutes each for the Ha-OIII-SII.


“The details show an active mix of star formations and evolving gas clouds. The foreground has a dark dust molecular cloud.”


David Collings – Blue Ridge Observatory | Sparta, North Carolina  USA