The Pelican Nebula (also known as IC 5070) is an emission nebula associated with the nearby North America Nebula. Like its larger neighbor, it is a star-forming H II region comprised of a large, low density cloud of partially ionized gas. It's so-named because it resembles the shape of a pelican and is estimated to lie about 1800 light years away.

Technical Information       
Date:                       June, 2014
Location:                 Green Valley, Arizona
Telescope:              Takahashi FSQ-106EDX
Camera:                  SBIG STT-8300M
Filters:                     Astrodon Gen 2
Mount:                     AstroPhysics 1200
Exposure:                HaLRGB = 7:10:2:2:2 hours, all unbinned
Software:                Acquisition: Maxim DL 5, TheSkyX, Pinpoint, CCD Commander
                                 Processing: CCDStack, PhotoShop CS6 with various plugins

Pelican Nebula