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|Description:||This close-up of the neck of the Pelican nebula
centers in HH 555, located in the tip what looks like an elephant's trunk.
Herbig-Haro objects are small-scale shock regions intimately associated with
star-forming regions. At the tip of the trunk is a jet that can barely
be seen, indicating the presence of an unseen protostar. The FOV
is 14.7 x 9.7 arc-min. Southwest is up.
|Exposure Data:||8/29/2004. Halpha filter, 15 x15 min.,
binned 2x2. -20°C, 0.84 arc-sec./pixel.
||Automatically acquired via
CCDAutoPilot and CCDSoft, reduced and
aligned in Mira, combined in Sigma, curves, levels, other processing in Photoshop.
Ritchey-Chretien RCOS Truss @ F/9, ST-10XME NABG CCD camera, FLI CFW-2
filter wheel, Paramount ME. AstroDon filters with luminance filter. AO-7
guided and dithered 4 pixels.
|Comments:||Automatic acquisition under a bright moon.