IC5070 Pelican Nebula

Photograph by

David John Watson

About this image

The Pelican Nebula, catalogued as IC 5070 and IC 5067, is an Ha region associated with the North America Nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The gaseous contortions of this emission nebula bear a resemblance to a pelican, giving rise to its name. The Pelican Nebula is located nearby first magnitude star Deneb, and is divided from its more prominent neighbour, the North America Nebula, by a molecular cloud filled with dark dust.
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