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Dark nebula
Witness the Birth of a Star.jpg
L1014 (artistic image)
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Subtype Dense core
Class Lynds opacity class 6[1]
Right ascension 21h 24m 06s
Declination +49° 59′ 07″
Distance 200[1] pc
Apparent diameter ~2′[2]
Constellation Cygnus
Designations LDN 1014.
See also: Lists of nebulae

L1014 is a dark nebula in Cygnus constellation. It may be among the most centrally condensed small dark cloud known, perhaps indicative of the earliest stages of star formation processes. This cloud harbours at its core a very young low-mass star, named L1014 IRS; some astronomers have suggested that this star may be a brown dwarf at the earliest stage of its lifetime.[3]


  1. ^ a b Young, C. H.; Jorgensen, J. K.; Shirley, Y. L.; Kauffmann, J.; Huard, T.; Lai, S. P.; Lee, C. W.; Crapsi, A.; Bourke, T. L.; Dullemond, C. P.; Brooke, T. Y.; Porras, A.; Spiesman, W.; Allen, L. E.; Blake, G. A.; Evans Ii, N. J.; Harvey, P. M.; Koerner, D. W.; Mundy, L. G.; Myers, P. C.; Padgett, D. L.; Sargent, A. I.; Stapelfeldt, K. R.; Van Dishoeck, E. F.; Bertoldi, F.; Chapman, N.; Cieza, L.; Devries, C. H.; Ridge, N. A.; Wahhaj, Z. (2004). "A "Starless" Core that Isn't: Detection of a Source in the L1014 Dense Core with the Spitzer Space Telescope". The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 154: 396. Bibcode:2004ApJS..154..396Y. arXiv:astro-ph/0406371Freely accessible. doi:10.1086/422818. 
  2. ^ Dutra, C. M.; Bica, E. (2002). "A catalogue of dust clouds in the Galaxy". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 383 (2): 631. Bibcode:2002A&A...383..631D. arXiv:astro-ph/0203256Freely accessible. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20011761. 
  3. ^ Bourke, Tyler L.; Crapsi, Antonio; Myers, Philip C.; et al. (2005). "Discovery of a Low-Mass Bipolar Molecular Outflow from L1014-IRS with the Submillimeter Array". The Astrophysical Journal. 633 (2): L129. Bibcode:2005ApJ...633L.129B. arXiv:astro-ph/0509865Freely accessible. doi:10.1086/498449. 

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