A Pelican inside the Swan
Index Catalog: IC 5070
Constellation: Cygnus - The Swan

The Pelican Nebula is the less famous sibling to the North America Nebula NGC 7000. The relative position may be compared in one of my first astrophotos.

The red hydrogen gas is obscured by dark interstellar dust clouds leaving the resemblance to the shape of a pelican.

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