Herbig Haro 222

The Waterfall Nebula

Emission Nebula in Orion

Uploaded 2/10/02

This mysterious object is located a few degrees north west of NGC1999 in Orion. Named the Waterfall Nebula by astronomers at NOAO, this object lays in a very complex region of star and protoplanetary formation. HH 222 is an enigmatic object. Unlike most other HH objects, it is a source of polarized, non-thermal radio waves. The nature of this feature remains largely unknown. This object is extremely faint, and required a red luminance to even record it at all. It is not visible in white light images.

Processing: Dark calibration and stacking in Maxim, gamma curve and RL Deconvolution in AIP, final color and cleanup in Photoshop 6.

Instrument:  12.5" f/5 Home made Newtonian
Platform:  Astrophysics 1200 QMD
CCD Camera:  SBIG ST7E w/Enhanced Cooling
Exposure:  RRGB = 60:20:20:36 (RGB Binned 2x2)
Filters:  RGB Tricolor
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing FMHW = 2.5 arcsec, Transparency 9/10
Outside Temperature:  0 C
CCD Temperature:  -25 C
Processing:  Maxim DL, Photoshop, AIP4WIN, PW Pro.




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