IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus
IC 5070 is a HII Ionized region in the Cygnus constellation. IC 5070 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
See also IC 5070 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 8, IC 5070 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.
Photometric information of IC 5070
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5070 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of IC 5070The following table reports IC 5070 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5070 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5070
The image below is a photograph of IC 5070 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 2x2 degrees (120x120 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5070
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5070 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5070 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 5070 from your location
IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 16:17 UTC (altitude: 82.9°)