Dark Globule and Stellar Jet in the Carina Nebula

Stsci_2007-16j_1024

stsci_2007-16j 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

The tadpole-looking feature in the center of this image is a nodule of cold hydrogen gas laced with dust. The image offers circumstantial evidence that a young star is being born inside the placental cloud. The diagonal feature may be caused by twin jets of gas blasting away from the hidden star. They are slamming into neighboring gas to create a pair of bow shocks on either side of the globule. The twisted "tail" on the back of the globule may be evidence for a wobbling jet of material being blasted from the suspected star. This image is from a mosaic of the Carina Nebula assembled from 48 frames taken with the Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys.

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
Dark Globula in NGC 3372
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission

Distance

Universescale1
7,500 light years
Stsci_2007-16j_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 52.7s
DEC = -59° 40’ 27.1”
Orientation
North is 49.1° CCW
Field of View
0.9 x 0.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Grayscale Hubble (ACS/WFC) Optical (H-alpha+[NII]) 658.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Grayscale
Stsci_2007-16j_1280
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ID
2007-16j
Subject Category
B.4.2.1  
Subject Name
Dark Globula in 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
Hubble
Instrument
ACS/WFC
Color Assignment
Grayscale
Band
Optical
Bandpass
H-alpha+[NII]
Central Wavelength
658
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
161.21963000000, -59.67420000000
Reference Dimension
1026.00, 571.00
Reference Pixel
-440.57298561614, 6384.64823237757
Scale
-0.00001387914, 0.00001387914
Rotation
49.10679960366
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
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-p0716j-f-1026x571.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p0716j-f-1026x571.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