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IC 429

IC 429, Magakian 121, Bernes 127A, Ced 55k, Haro13a

RA: 05h 38m 19.69s
Dec: −07° 02′ 28.9″

Con: Orion
Ch: MSA:278, U2:271, SA:11

Ref: SIMBAD, Corwin (2004)

(reference key)

Type: reflection nebula

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

IC 429, a small cometary nebula found by Javelle, is indeed involved in IC 430 as supposed by Dreyer. Javelle actually saw and measured only the "head" of the nebula, while the fainter "tail" stretches off about an arcminute to the southeast. This is reasonable, recalling that Javelle was observing with a 30-inch F-23 refractor.

Modern identifications of this nebula include PP37, V883 Ori, and Haro 4-13a (my thanks to Dave Riddle for this information). It is part of the star formation complex around the Orion Nebula (M 42 = NGC 1976).

IC 430, discovered photographically by Wilhelmina Fleming on two of four plates covering the region of the Orion Nebula and reported by Pickering in Harvard Annals XX, No. 6, 1890, is just where Fleming puts it. This is the nebula that Wolfgang originally listed under the number IC 429.

Published comments

Bernes, C. (1977)

Bernes, C. (1977) A catalogue of bright nebulosities in opaque dust clouds.

= Bernes 127

Magakian T. Yu. (2003)

= Bernes 127, IC429, GN, Ced 55k, Other designations: Haro13a

Class: CN (cometary nebula)

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