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    A trip to the Pelican Nebula

    Mickey Nold

    by Mickey Nold

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    Where on the sky is the Pelican Nebula? This features many objects on the night sky, but usually does not have the resources to show exactly where on the night sky each objects lies. Today, thanks to inventive digital manipulations of Filipe Alves, it is possible to show you exactly where on the sky the photogenic Pelican Nebula can be found. Play arrow will cause 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 constellation of Cygnus, passes the dust structure in the Pelican head housing unborn stars