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Image is ic5067, part of the Pelican Nebula in Cygnus.The curved ridge spanning nearly 10 light years is an "ionisation front", an advancing boundary where the light from young energetic stars is slowly transforming the clouds of cold gas to hot gas.

A total of 5 hours exposure with Baader NB filters on an Atik 460e /Mak-Newtonian 190/Maxim/Dss/PS5.

The picture colour formatted using the Hubble pallette, developed by NASA to show more detail than conventional RGB."
[Ian Smith]