Pelican nebula is large cloud of hydrogen gas, where many stars are being born, located in constellation Cygnus (Swan). The nebula is approximately 2000 light-years away from Earth. If you use bit of an imagination, you will be able to see the pelican in the dark cloud surrounding the brighter center of the nebula – good luck with searching.
The picture was taken completely by narrow band filters. The first one is in “fake” Hubble palette and second one as a bi-color image (Ha in red channel, OIII in green and blue channel).
|Telescope:||Newton 150/600 mm|
|Focal length:||438 mm|
|Autoguiding||TS 60 mm, ZWO 174 MM|
|Camera:||Moravian instruments G2 8300M @-30C|
|Corrector:||ASA 0.73 reducer|
|Filters:||Baader narrow band|
|Exposure:8x||32xHa, 32xOIII, 32xSII 180 s, bin 1x1,|