Taking advantage of the beautiful weather, I spent the last two sessions to photographing IC 5070 of the Pelican Nebula in the constellation of Cygnus. This part of the sky is exceptionally rich in hydrogen regions.
The Pelican Nebula is part of another beautiful and powerful North America Nebula. It is located about 2,000 light years from Earth. When looking at the night sky, it can be found below the main star of the Cygnus constellation – Deneb. Unfortunately, seeing it with the naked eye and even with most telescopes is impossible. The nebular regions are photographed using a narrowband H-alpha hydrogen filter. To capture this delicate structure, exposure times per frame must be quite long. The photo below is composed of several frames.