A Blue Pelican Nebula

This image by Roma Hdlaky ’22 was taken the night of 20th Sept 2020 at Haverford College.

Blue Pelican Nebula, by Roma Hdlaky ’22

Roma explains: “The Pelican nebula is a cloud of gas and dust. The Pelican nebula is extremely high in H-alpha which is prevalent with active star formation.

The blue [emission] in the center is produced by the H-alpha filter. OIII and SII filters were also used and stacked in this image, but were faint in comparison to H-alpha.”

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