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.

Telif:

ESO, A McLeod et al.

Görüntü Hakkında

Kimlik:eso1903b
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:06 Şubat 2019 17:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1903
Boyut:1020 x 2000 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:LHA 120-N 180B
Tür:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Constellation:Mensa
Kategori:Nebulae

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Position (RA):5 48 55.55
Position (Dec):-70° 5' 20.38"
Field of view:1.00 x 1.95 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü -0.0° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

Renkler & Filtreler

BantDalgaboyuTeleskop
Optik
Blue-shifted H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
Red-shifted H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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