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IC 5070 - The Pelican Nebula +

I've been putting the observatory back through the paces and have been zooming around collecting a little data on objects that are in good positions of the sky. This is an object I have imaged before so I felt it was a good object to practice on.

I had a lot of problems with timing to work out which resulted in us having only two hours or luminance and red data, one hour of green, and forty minutes of blue. Even with that little data Jim felt it was still enough to produce a decent image and move on. I have to agree.

Here it is:

IC 5070 - The Pelican Nebula

While looking around the field of view of the image Jim saw what he believed to be a Wolf Rayet star but he was unable to confirm that. From the research he did in our astronomy programs it looks like it is a planetary nebula designated PLN 84+ 1.1 but we can't find any pictures of that to confirm.

I cropped out the part of the image above so you can get a better look at what we are talking about.


Possible PLN 84+ 1.1?

That's about it for now, thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Clear skies :-)