Star-Forming Region in the Carina Nebula: Detail 2

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stsci_2007-16i April 24th, 2007

Credit: Credit for Hubble Image: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Credit for CTIO Image: N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF

A close-up look at the peak of one of these "pillars of creation" reveals unequivocal evidence that stars are being born inside the columns. A pencil-like streamer of gas shoots out in both directions from the pillar and plows into surrounding gas like a fire hose hitting a wall of sand. The jet is being launched from a newly forming star hidden inside the column. A similar jet appears near the bottom of the image. These stellar jets are a common signature of the birth of a new star.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2007/news-2007-16

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Carina Nebula NGC 3372
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission

Distance

Universescale1
7,500 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 17.3s
DEC = -59° 30’ 28.4”
Orientation
North is 142.6° CW
Field of View
0.7 x 0.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue CTIO (MOSAIC2) Optical (OIII) 501.0 nm
Green CTIO (MOSAIC2) Optical (H-alpha+[NII]) 658.0 nm
Luminosity Hubble (ACS) Optical (H-alpha+[NII]) 658.0 nm
Red CTIO (MOSAIC2) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Luminosity
Red
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ID
2007-16i
Subject Category
B.4.2.1  
Subject Name
Carina Nebula, NGC 3372
Credits
Credit for Hubble Image: NASA, ESA, N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Credit for CTIO Image: N. Smith (University of California, Berkeley) and NOAO/AURA/NSF
Release Date
2007-04-24T00:00:00
Lightyears
7,500
Redshift
7,500
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2007/news-2007-16
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Distance in lightyears
Facility
CTIO, CTIO, Hubble, CTIO
Instrument
MOSAIC2, MOSAIC2, ACS, MOSAIC2
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Luminosity, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
OIII, H-alpha+[NII], H-alpha+[NII], SII
Central Wavelength
501, 658, 658, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
161.07201596282, -59.50789502104
Reference Dimension
793.00, 1068.00
Reference Pixel
2352.47233500982, 1648.39803475980
Scale
-0.00001387367, 0.00001387367
Rotation
-142.60105106357
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.2 revision 218+ by the Chandra X-ray Center FITS X FITS Y EPO X EPO Y 2395.31 1634.84 747.81 288.65 2640.78 1620.54 377.20 608.73 2385.29 1783.87 581.72 39.48 2612.17 1437.16 642.59 866.73 2576.08 1405.12 739.52 874.19 2683.89 1487.67 466.97 872.87 2814.84 1539.08 198.98 950.59 2713.52 1562.49 332.23 789.47 Center Pixel Coordinates: 396.50 161.01072190040 534.00 -59.51213217574
Creator (Curator)
STScI
URL
http://hubblesite.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
http://hubblesite.org/copyright/
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
STSCI-H-p0716i-f-793x1068.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p0716i-f-793x1068.tif
Related Resources
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/16
Metadata Date
2022-07-06T00:00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
7,500 light years