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NGC 2067

NGC 2067, DG 79, Bernes 102B, Ced 55t, Magakian 149, GC 5356

RA: 05h 46m 32s
Dec: +00° 07′ 56″

Con: Orion
Ch: MSA:253, U2:226, SA:11

Ref: [2003A&A...399..141M]

(reference key)

Type: reflection nebula

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: ?
PA: ?

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

NGC 2067 is a part of the large complex of nebulae around M78 = N2068. Found by Tempel, neither the position nor the description makes it really clear which part of the nebula he saw. The first position I give in the main table is for a large patch of pretty low surface brightness nebulosity about 5 arcmin northwest of M78. But this is not the brightest nebulosity in the area. That is a knot about 3 arcmin southwest, the brightest part of a long faint streamer pointed toward NGC 2064. This, however, is much more east than north of M78, while Tempel says that M78 is to the south.

So, a bit of a mystery here -- which part of the nebulosity was Tempel refering to? I've stuck with the larger more northerly end of the nebula, but could well be wrong, so have also put the southern knot in the main table.

Published comments

Cederblad, S. (1946) [VII/231]

Ced 55t (NGC 2067)

Position (1900): RA 5 41.4, Dec + 0 4

Star: 0 1177 (Mp=10.8, V=10.3, SpT=B8)

Spectrum of nebula: continuous spectrum (inferred from sp.t. of illuminating star)

Classification: Neb associated with mainly one star (which may be multiple) - Nebula with bright rim (eg. IC 434)

Size: 7.5'x3'

Notes: "Ced 55 t = NGC 2067 = GC 5356. Disc. Tempel 1878 (746). WP 166. (114, 216, 238 409 Pl 14, 578, 630 Pl 34). R. This is the curious nebula (somewhat resembling a hand-saw) situated north-west of M 78. +0 1177 = HD 38563. Ced 55: The Orion region. History and bibliography: (118, 119, 186, 188, 191, 276, 352). The nebulous groundwork and the exterior nebulosities: (20, 21, 26, 53, 58, 78, 142, 143, 186, 191, 206, 207, 278, 279, 281, 282, 289, 305, 312, 438, 480, 519, 540. 541, 593, 594, 595, 620, 625, 628, 630 Pl 34, 663, 675, 715, 726 No 41, 769, 782, 802, 818). R. It is shown on several photographs, e.g. (630) Pl 34, that the whole region of the constellation Orion is filled up by vast masses of nebulosity. As is well known, there are several condensation which seem to stand out from the general background, and which have been separately discovered and studied. Such subnebulae, will be individually discussed below. Taken as a whole, No 55 of the catalogue should be classified as C. 2 in addition to the separate classes of the subnebulae."

Dorschner & Gürtler (1963)

Untersuchungen uber Reflexionsnebel.

DG 79

= NGC 2067, Ced 55t

Pos (1950.0) 05:44.0, +0:06

Size: 8x3 (blue), 7x3 (red).

Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a diffuse nebula.

Bernes, C. (1977)

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

Bernes 102 = NGC 2064 / NGC 2067 / NGC 2068, M78

Magakian T. Yu. (2003)

= DG 79, [RK68] 41, Bernes 102, N2067, Ced 55t

Class: C (reflection neb)

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe (Glendale, Arizona, USA) observing with a 17.5-inch f/4.5, writes in The Webb Society Nebulae and Clusters Section Report No. 10, July 1992: "These two nebulae [NGC 2064-2067] are near M78 [NGC 2068] and I could not distinguish what I saw. There is a very dim, elongated nebula at the location with two stars involved at x100."

Steve Coe, using a 13" f/5.6, notes: " Faint, pretty small, round, not brighter in the middle at 220X. Both NGC 2064 and 2067 are near M 78 on the western side."

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