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Image of the day 12/29/2013

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    Barnard 35 : A personal tribute to Edward Emerson Barnard, 





    
        

            Antonio F. Sánchez
    Barnard 35 : A personal tribute to Edward Emerson Barnard

    Barnard 35 : A personal tribute to Edward Emerson Barnard

    Technical card

    Resolution: 2300x1707

    Dates:Nov. 1, 2013Nov. 3, 2013Dec. 1, 2013Dec. 4, 2013

    Frames:
    Optec 50mm B: 20x600" -25C bin 1x1
    Optec 50mm G: 18x600" -25C bin 1x1
    Optec 50mm L: 57x600" -25C bin 1x1
    Optec 50mm R: 19x600" -25C bin 1x1

    Integration: 19.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 21.60 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 2.92%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

    Astrometry.net job: 146255

    RA center: 5h 45' 33"

    DEC center: +9° 13' 1"

    Pixel scale: 1.434 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 0.815 degrees

    Field radius: 0.570

    Description

    This is my personal tribute to one of my most admired astronomers: Edward Emerson Barnard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Emerson_Barnard
    Young stars in bright-rimmed or comet-shaped clouds are likely to have been formed by triggering, which would result in an age spread of several Myrs between the member stars or star groups formed in the sequence. In the Orion star-forming region for example, there is concrete evidence of triggered star formation as manifested by the bright-rimmed clouds (BRCs) in the vicinity of O stars (Lee et al. 2005, I). These BRCs are considered the remnant of molecular clouds that have been photoionized by a nearby massive star (Sugitani et al. 1991, 1994). B35 is a BRC associated with an H II region excited by the O8 III star Lambda Ori and surrounded by a ring-shaped molecular cloud (Lang et al. 2000). (1982) find some 80 Ha stars in the Lambda Ori region. structure extending from either side of Lambda Ori to B35. It is likely that Lambda Ori is the triggering source responsible for the star formation in B35. It is found that photoevaporative flows (Hester et al. 1996) stream out of the surfaces of them; this is a demonstration of the interaction between a massive star and a molecular cloud.
    Credits: Hsu-Tai Lee W. P. Chen Institute of Astronomy, National Central University, 300 Jungda Road, Jungli 32054, Taiwan

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    Barnard 35 : A personal tribute to Edward Emerson Barnard, 





    
        

            Antonio F. Sánchez