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Zooming in to the Pelican Nebula

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Zooming in to the Pelican Nebula


Where is the Pelican Nebula?

features many objects in the night sky,
but usually does not have the resources to show where
each one lies.

Today, thanks to inventive digital manipulations of
Filipe Alves, it is possible to show you exactly where
the photogenic Pelican Nebula can be found.

Clicking on the arrow
will cause many browsers to download and play a spectacular movie
that zooms from the perspective of an unaided human eye to
that of a powerful telescope.

The observatory dome visible on the right is part of
Calar Alto Observatory
in southern Spain.

The image zooms into the
of Cygnus
, passes the
greater Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), and settles on a
dust structure in the
Pelican head
housing unborn stars.

Alternatively, the movie is also available

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