Jumbo Jets

Deep within the glowing cloud of the HII region LHA 120-N 180B, MUSE has spotted a jet emitted by a fledgling star — a massive young stellar object . This is the first time such a jet has been observed in visible light outside the Milky Way. Usually, such jets are obscured by their dusty surroundings, meaning they can only be detected at infrared or radio wavelengths by telescopes such as ALMA. However, the relatively dust-free environment of the LMC allowed this jet — named Herbig–Haro 1177, or HH 1177 for short — to be observed at visible wavelengths. At nearly 33 light-years in length, it is one of the longest such jets ever observed.

The blue and red regions in this image show the jet, which was detected as blue- and red-shifted emission peaks of the Hα line.

Źródło:

ESO, A McLeod et al.

O zdjęciu

Identyfikator:eso1903b
Typ:Obserwacje
Data publikacji:6 lutego 2019 17:00
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O obiekcie

Nazwa:LHA 120-N 180B
Typ:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Mensa
Kategoria:Nebulae

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Współrzędne

Pozycja (RA):5 48 55.55
Pozycja (Dec):-70° 5' 20.38"
Pole widzenia:1.00 x 1.95 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is -0.0° lewo of vertical

Kolory i filtry

PasmoDługość faliTeleskop
Optyczny
Blue-shifted H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optyczny
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optyczny
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optyczny
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optyczny
Red-shifted H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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