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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 31.75°   Az: 303.09°   Direction: West-North-West

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. 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.

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 2.0000x2.0000 degrees (120.00x120.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5070 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (60 arcmin) and minor (50 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

20h 51m 52s
+44° 29’ 39”
06h 11m 24s
03h 03m 16s

J2000

20h 51m 01s
+44° 24’ 05”

Finder Chart

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°.

Finder chart IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus.

Finder chart IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus.

Photometric Information

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).

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For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent Size

The 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.
60 arcmin
50 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

IC 5070 (Pelican Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 01:14 UTC (altitude: 83.0°)