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
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.
Date: July 25 and 26, 2010
Scope: Vixen VC200L at f6.4 on the
Autoguider: SBIG ST-402
Camera: ST8300 -20C
Filters: Baader 7.5nm
Exposures: Ha 18 x 20' =
360'. Total exposure 6
Calibrated in Maxim, aligned and
stacked using DeepSkyStacker, followed
in ImagesPlus (IP). Further processing in Photoshop CS5.
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