IC 5070

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Description: This nebulosity is part of the neck of The Pelican Nebula. Light from young stars in this area is changing cold gas to hot, causing expanding ionization fronts. Herbig-Haro 555, a faint jet at the end of one of the pillars in the above image, is indicative of a protostar.
Constellation: Cygnus
Date: 20 June, 2005
Equipment: 12"RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AP1200
Exposure: 3.5 hours of 6nm Ha