IC 5068 - Emission Nebula

IC 5068

IC 5068 is an emission nebula which is a region of hydrogen gas that faintly emits from energy imparted by nearby stars.   The nebula is located very close to the more famous Pelican Nebula and North American Nebula, all located in the constellation Cygnus.  

The above image is a 206-minute Hydrogen Alpha-filtered exposure (shown below) combined with red (48-min), green (48-min) and blue (50-min)-filtered exposures captured using a William Optics FLT110 4.3" f/7 refractor with an SXV-H9 CCD camera obtained on 21 and 22 October 2008.

IC 5068

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