IC 5070 and its Herbig-Haro Objects in Cygnus


IC5070 and HH Objects

Object Data

Object type: Emission Nebula
Magnitude: 8
Constellation: Cygnus
Distance: 1800 ly
IC5070 is the famous Pelican Nebula.  Closer views such as this reveal   several Herbig-Haro objects.  HH objects are bright patches of nebulosity associated with newborn stars formed when narrow jets of partially ionized gas collide with interstellar medium. This creates a glowing bow shock. The most dominant is HH-555,  the narrow jet of gas ejected from the ltip of the large pillar left of center.  For a labelled image click here.

Exposure Data

Date: 07/1 - 7/2//22
Location: Lockwood Observatory 2, Descanso,  CA
Telescope: DSI RC10c; fl 1867mm at f/7.3
Camera: FLI 6303e with Astrodon Ha, OIII, SII and RGB filters
Mount: AP1100 GTO3
Exposure time: 2.5 hrs of Ha; OIII, and SIII and 30 min each RGB 
Exposure time total: 9 hrs
Initally color mapped using the Hubble Palette then converted the Ha from green to blue.  RGB data added for star color.

Cropped and reduced
FOV = 32.8 x 33.4 arcmin.  Image Scale = 0.99 arcsec/pixel



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