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    IC 5070, Pelican Nebula



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      Herbig-Haro objects in the Pelican Nebula

      "HH 555 is a bipolar jet emerging from the tip of a major elephant trunk protruding into the Pelican Nebula from the adjacent molecular cloud.
      Both beams of HH 555 bend toward the west, indicating deflection by a side wind. A chain of three nearly equally spaced bow shocks, HH 563, HH 564, and HH 565,
      trace a bent flow bursting out of the southern rim of the Pelican molecular cloud, possibly driven by the moderate-luminosity Class I protostar IRAS 20489+4406.


    Technical Details:

    Object(s): IC 5070, Pelican Nebula
    Observing Site: Azor Observatory, Las Rozas, Madrid, Spain
    Date: October 12, 2007 
    Camera: SBIG STL-11000M @ -20ºC
    Telescope: ASA N10 Astrograph @ f/3.6, Losmandy G-11 mount
    Filters: Astrodon 6nm H alpha, SII and OIII
    Exposure: 240 minutes, 30 min subs (H alpha data)
    Processing Software: Maxim DL, Photoshop
    Comments: SII and OIII color data from previous image.Shown at 50 % size. 

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