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IC5070 The Heart of the Pelican, 



    
        

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IC5070 The Heart of the Pelican

Technical card


Dates:Aug. 16, 2015

Frames: 6x600"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.24%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 739795


Resolution: 1200x902

Locations: Beaver Meadow Observatory, North Java, New York, United States

Description

Here is an image in Hydrogen Alpha 7nm, showing the core region of IC5070. Several pillars of gas protrude from the main body. The longest, shows at its tip, evidence of new star formation. Visible is HH555, a Herbig-Haro phenomenon, caused by thin jets of gas ejected from the polar regions of the newly formed star. These jets interact with the surrounding gas forming visible elongated cones. They are quite fleeting, astronomically, lasting only a few thousand years.

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IC5070 The Heart of the Pelican, 



    
        

             degrbi