Location of Photo:
Cabin in the Sky Observatory, South Okanagan, BC, Canada
Date/Time of photo:
Summer 2012, seven nights. Image processing completed December 2014.
PlaneWave CDK17, Paramount ME, Apogee U16M and filter wheel, Astrodon filters and MOAG, Starlight Xpress Lodestar guide camera
I've framed my image of the Pelican nebula with the "pelican" structure right of centre, and have given emphasis instead to another part of the nebular complex, which I've placed near the top left "third" of the frame; this structure, with its long neck and angled head, looks to me like a Little Blue Heron catching a fish. So I call this image Birding in Cygnus, with a heron and a pelican lying inside a great swan ;).