The Pelican in the Nebula – 2015-01-12

I always struggle to get my imagination to see where an astronomical object gets its name. My recent image of the Pelican Nebula (IC 5070) was no exception. I could not find a drawing that showed the pelican and there are only limited and conflicting descriptions of where the pelican is. So i decided to make my own sketch.

IC5070 - Pelican Nebulae - 2014-10-24 - 2views

IC5070 – Pelican Nebulae – 2014-10-24 – 2views