Stunning ALMA and NTT image of Newborn Star

This unprecedented image of Herbig-Haro object HH 46/47 combines radio observations acquired with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) with much shorter wavelength visible light observations from ESO’s New Technology Telescope (NTT). The ALMA observations (orange and green, lower right) of the newborn star reveal a large energetic jet moving away from us, which in the visible is hidden by dust and gas. To the left (in pink and purple) the visible part of the jet is seen, streaming partly towards us.

Credit:

ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/H. Arce. Acknowledgements: Bo Reipurth

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About the Image

Id:eso1336a
Language:en-ie
Type:Observation
Release date:20 August 2013, 16:00
Related releases:eso1336
Size:1793 x 1263 px

About the Object

Name:HH 46, HH 47
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Outflow
• X - Stars
Distance:1400 light years
Constellation:Vela

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 25 44.37
Position (Dec):-51° 0' 25.76"
Field of view:7.50 x 5.28 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Millimeter
CO
2.6 mm Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Millimeter
CO
2.97 mm Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Millimeter
CO
3.0 mm Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Optical
B
422 nm New Technology Telescope
EMMI
Optical
V
542 nm New Technology Telescope
EMMI
Optical
SII
672 nm New Technology Telescope
EMMI
Infrared
I
798 nm New Technology Telescope
EMMI

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