This bipolar nebula contains an infrared star cluster (IRAS 06073+1249) embedded in a 1000 solar mass molecular cloud and may be ionised by a B0.5 V class star. There are a wide range of distance estimates available for this object. Some estimates place it in the Perseus arm, and others closer to the Outer arm.
For more information on this region, including detailed references, see the Sh 2-266 to Sh 2-272
section of the description of the Orion (200° - 190°) sector
of the Commentary on the Galactic Plane
Carpenter and his colleagues find that Sh 2-270 contains an infrared star cluster (IRAS 06073+1249) embedded in a 1000 solar mass molecular cloud. [1
Neckel and Staude state that Sh 2-270 is a bipolar nebula [NS84] 8
and that the best explanation for the radio, visual and infrared emission from this direction would be for a nebula located at a distance of 2100 pc and ionised by a B0.5V class star. [2
Avedisova places the nebula in star formation region 96.84-3.11
with 14 components, including a water maser and the infrared source IRAS 06080+1233
1. ^ Carpenter, John M., Snell, Ronald L., Schloerb, F. P., et al. (1993).
"Embedded star clusters associated with luminous IRAS point sources", The
Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 407, 657-679. [1993ApJ...407..657C]
2. ^ Neckel, T. & Staude, H. J. (1984). "A survey of bipolar and cometary
nebulae - Photographic and photometric observations", Astronomy and
Astrophysics, Vol. 131, 200-209. [1984A&A...131..200N]