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The Pelican Nebula
Description: This image shows an enormous hydrogen cloud with variable density, which is located on the innermost area of the Pelican Nebula or (IC5070), at 1800 light-years from Earth. Most of that hydrogen will be used to form new stars. The dark clouds are mostly made of dust which blocks the light from the nebula. This image was taken using the Wide Field Camera at the 2.54m Isaac Newton Telescope 2.54m. A total of 17 exposures of 120 seconds each were taken. The lack of color is due to only one filter instead if three (RGB) was used. Image processed by Abel de Burgos. Credit: ING Support Astronomers.

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Last modified: 14 October 2019