Young stellar jet MHO 1502

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noirlab_noirlab2204c January 20th, 2022

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA Acknowledgments: Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)PI: L. Ferrero (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)

The knotted young stellar jet, MHO 1502, is captured in this image from Chile by the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF's NOIRLab. The stellar jet is embedded in an area of star formation known as an HII region. The bipolar jet is composed of a chain of knots, suggesting that its source, thought to be two stars, has been intermittently emitting material. These crystal-clear observations were made using the Gemini South telescope’s adaptive optics system, which helps astronomers counteract the blurring effects of atmospheric turbulence.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2204c/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
DGL 4 MHO 1502
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 8h 45m 34.1s
DEC = -43° 52’ 2.8”
Orientation
North is 90.0° CCW
Field of View
1.5 x 1.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Vela

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini-S (GSAOI) Infrared (K) 1.6 µm
Green Gemini-S (GSAOI) Infrared (K) 1.6 µm
Green Gemini-S (GSAOI) Infrared (H2(1-0)) 2.1 µm
Blue Gemini-S (GSAOI) Infrared (H2(1-0)) 2.1 µm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Green
Blue
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ID
noirlab2204c
Subject Category
Subject Name
DGL 4, MHO 1502
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA Acknowledgments: Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)PI: L. Ferrero (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba)
Release Date
2022-01-20T09:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2204c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
GSAOI, GSAOI, GSAOI, GSAOI
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
K, K, H2(1-0), H2(1-0)
Central Wavelength
1635, 1635, 2122, 2122
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
131.392030027, -43.867453777
Reference Dimension
4465.0, 4051.0
Reference Pixel
2232.5, 2025.5
Scale
-5.47339259499e-06, 5.47339259499e-06
Rotation
90.02000000000001
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noirlab2204c
Metadata Date
2022-01-18T13:14:09-07:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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