IC 5070 / IC 5067 (LBN 353)* Bright Nebulae in Cygnus

aka "The Skull"

Located at:* RA 20 hours 53 minutes 15 seconds, Dec +44 degrees 23 minutes 14 seconds

Size: 15' x 7.0' Magnitude: -- Class: Emission

North is up

West to the right


8" f5 Newtonian reflector


 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 800 minutes (80 x 10 minute subs), 08/2/3/4/5/6/7/2010; 2.1-3.5 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.10.3848.16825, Photoshop 7.0


 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:* This interesting little patch of nebulosity doesn't have a catalogued name (as far as I know), but is colloquially called the "Skull" nebula. The image is centered on the 'right eye' of the skull, the 4.1 magnitude star 57 Cygni. It is located between the North America Nebula (NGC 7000), and the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070/5067). As with my recent image of "The Wall" section of NGC 7000, see this image from the Collecting Photons website of Gimmi Ratto on Narrow Band Imaging presenting the North America / Pelican complex nicely.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NO Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 5070