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.

Autorska prava:

ESO, A McLeod et al.

O slici

Id:eso1903b
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:6. februar 2019. 17:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1903
Veličina:1020 x 2000 px

O objektu

Naziv:LHA 120-N 180B
Tip:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Mensa
Kategorija:Nebulae

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Koordinate

Position (RA):5 48 55.55
Position (Dec):-70° 5' 20.38"
Field of view:1.00 x 1.95 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je -0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
Blue-shifted H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
Red-shifted H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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