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Location of Photo:

Las Flores, CA

Date/Time of photo:

September/October 2015


Televue 127is, SBIG STT8300 with AO and self-guiding filter wheel, Paramount MYT, Astrodon 5,3,3 filters


A beautiful and large nebula, the Pelican was a great place to start learning narrowband imaging from a suburban Los Angeles backyard. Rather than a Pelican, I see bonfire burning with blue smoke. But more interestingly, the emission ridge here resembles a cat lying on its side looking to the left. The top point of the ridge making his ear pointing up.


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