IC 5067

All Images Copyright Steve Cannistra

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RA: 20h 50m 52s
Dec: 44 degrees 25' 06"
PA: plus 304 degrees

IC5067 is star forming factory located in the neck of the Pelican Nebula.  The star forming nature of this region is evidenced by multiple Herbig-Haro objects and bow shocks present in this field of view- the most prominent being the bipolar jets emanating from the tip of the elephant trunk just the right of center (HH 555).  Such Herbig-Haro jets represent high energy gas that is emitted along the rotational axis of the star in either direction, interacting with the surrounding interstellar medium and often creating a bow shock.  I imaged this region exclusively in Ha because it conveys a greater sense of detail and contrast compared to a corresponding HaRGB composite.  There aren't too many objects that look better in Ha than in RGB, but in my opinion IC5067 is one of them.

More information about Herbig-Haro objects may be found here.  Rob Gendler's description of this object may be found here.  A good article that investigated the HH objects in IC5067 may be found here.

Photographic Details:
Date:  July 25 and 26, 2010
Scope:  Vixen VC200L at f6.4 on the Takahashi NJP Mount
Autoguider:  SBIG ST-402
Camera:  ST8300 -20C

Baader 7.5nm Ha filter
Exposures:  Ha 18 x 20' = 360'.  Total exposure 6 hours
Post-processing:  Calibrated in Maxim, aligned and stacked using DeepSkyStacker, followed by DDP in ImagesPlus (IP).  Further processing in Photoshop CS5. 

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