North American Nebula (NGC 7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC5070)

North American Nebula (NGC 7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC5070)

Explanation

This is a image that we captured over the weekend. This photo is of the North American Nebula (NGC 7000) and the Pelican Nebula (IC5070). The North American Nebula is in the top left of the frame, and derives its name from the resemblance to the continent of North America on Earth. The Pelican Nebula can be seen in the right of the frame, and appears to be perched just off the eastern coast of the North America.

Details

Credit: Will Jackson, Kevin Bartee
Date Captured: Tue, 06/07/2011
Exposure: 120 minutes
Telescope: William Optics FluoroStar 110 mm ED Triplet APO f/7