Pelican Nebula Ionization Front

Noirlab_noao0314a_1024

noirlab_noao0314a October 6th, 2003

Credit: University of Colorado, University of Hawaii and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This image of the clouds of gas and dust next to the neck and body of the Pelican Nebula was taken by the National Science Foundations Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. Narrow-band filters were used to isolate the red emission lines of hydrogen and singly-ionized sulfur. The image reveals many previously unseen shockwaves, evidence for powerful outflows from newly formed stars embedded within the molecular clouds that rim the nebula. North is up and west is to the right in this image. This image was produced by an NOAO Survey Program known as the Deep Imaging Survey of Nearby Star-Forming Clouds, which is led by John Bally of the University of Colorado and Bo Reipurth of the University of Hawaii. It is also the subject of a related press release. Note: the large donut in the middle is an artifact of the coma corrector in the KPNO 4-meter that was not completely removed in the reduction. This image has been clipped to remove ragged edges caused by the dither pattern of the different fields. An un-clipped version, with higher resolution, is also available.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0314a/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Pelican Nebula
Noirlab_noao0314a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 50m 0.2s
DEC = 44° 7’ 2.1”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
1.1 x 1.1 degrees
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope (None) (None) -
Noirlab_noao0314a_1280
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ID
noao0314a
Subject Category
Subject Name
Pelican Nebula
Credits
University of Colorado, University of Hawaii and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2003-10-06T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0314a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
None
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
None
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
312.500739, 44.1172608
Reference Dimension
4000.0, 4000.0
Reference Pixel
1114.714409, 332.9598694
Scale
-0.000278, 0.000278
Rotation
0.1523511024
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao0314a
Metadata Date
2020-11-12T15:25:35.683395
Metadata Version
1.1
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