IC5068 in Hα, Sonsbeck 24.08.21

The photo of IC5068 was taken last week at full moon using a Hα-Filter to block light pollution, block some of the moonlight and enhance contrast.


Only a very thin line in the deep-red spectrum passes through a Hα-Filter. Therefore, there is no color here.


Exposure times: Ha 24x5mintotal: 2hrs

Kit: Takahashi FSQ106, Astrodon 3nm filters, QHY268M, 10Micron GM1000






IC 5068 is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus. The object, which represents a section of the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070), was discovered by Thomas Espin in 1899.