Pelican Nebula (IC 5070)

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Christopher K.
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Pelican Nebula (IC 5070)

Post by Christopher K. » September 23rd, 2014, 8:36 pm

An image from Dennis Roscoe of the Pelican Nebula is slide number twelve in the collaborative gallery from Time Magazine and the Astronomical League. I am unfamiliar with this object, but it lies 1800-2000 light-years away in Cygnus. It is 1˚54' ESE of Deneb, and is separated from the larger North America Nebula by a dark molecular cloud. The Starry Night Pro Plus gives a magnitude of 8.0, and Darling states it is thirty light-years across.

Below are the times during which the Pelican Nebula reaches it culmination of seventy-six degrees in the Baton Rouge sky...
15 June = 4:21am
19 June = 4:06am
23 June = 3:50am
27 June = 3:34am
1 July = 3:18am
5 July = 3:03am
9 July = 2:47am
13 July = 2:31am
17 July = 2:15am
21 July = 2:00am
25 July = 1:44am
29 July = 1:28am
2 August = 1:13am
6 August = 12:57am
10 August = 12:41am
14 August = 12:25am
18 August = 12:10am
22 August = 11:50pm
26 August = 11:34pm
30 August = 11:19pm
3 September = 11:03pm
7 September = 10:47pm
11 September = 10:31pm
15 September = 10:16pm
19 September = 10:00pm
23 September = 9:44pm
27 September = 9:28pm
1 October = 9:13pm
5 October = 8:57pm
9 October = 8:41pm
13 October = 8:26pm
17 October = 8:10pm
21 October = 7:54pm
All times are Daylight.

More information:
http://www.daviddarling.info/encycloped ... ebula.html

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: Pelican Nebula (IC 5070)

Post by Christopher K. » June 28th, 2015, 1:15 pm

IC 5070 culminates between 1am and 2am these mornings. It actually lies a little outside the Summer Triangle. Larry Van Vleet obtained good detail from a portion of the Pelican.

4 March APOD:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150304.html

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