Infrared View of Pillar and Jets HH 901/902

Stsci_2010-13d_1024

stsci_2010-13d April 22nd, 2010

Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)

This is a NASA Hubble Space Telescope near-infrared-light image of a three-light-year-tall pillar of gas and dust that is being eaten away by the brilliant light from nearby stars in the tempestuous stellar nursery called the Carina Nebula, located 7,500 light-years away in the southern constellation Carina. The image reveals a plethora of stars behind the gaseous veil of the nebula's wall of hydrogen, laced with dust. The foreground pillar becomes semi-transparent because infrared light from background stars penetrates through much of the dust. A few stars inside the pillar also become visible. The false colors are assigned to three different infrared wavelength ranges.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2010/news-2010-13

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

Image Use Policy: http://hubblesite.org/copyright/

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
HH 901 HH 902
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Appearance > Emission
Nebula > Type > Jet

Distance

Universescale1
7,500 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 44m 4.7s
DEC = -59° 30’ 7.8”
Orientation
North is 165.4° CCW
Field of View
1.7 x 2.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared ([Fe II]) 126.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (Paschen-beta) 128.0 nm
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Infrared ([Fe II]) 164.0 nm
February/March 2010
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
2010-13d
Subject Category
B.4.2.1   B.4.1.5  
Subject Name
HH 901, HH 902
Credits
NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)
Release Date
2010-04-22T00:00:00+00:00
Lightyears
7,500
Redshift
7,500
Reference Url
https://hubblesite.org/contents/news-releases/2010/news-2010-13
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
7,500 light-years (2,300 parsecs)
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
[Fe II], Paschen-beta, [Fe II]
Central Wavelength
126, 128, 164
Start Time
2010-02-02T00:00:00, 2010-02-02T00:00:00, 2010-02-02T00:00:00
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
F
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
161.0196812, -59.5021577
Reference Dimension
2548.0, 3528.0
Reference Pixel
1275.0, 1765.0
Scale
-1.10131e-05, 1.1013062e-05
Rotation
165.39
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
WCS retrieved using CXCs PinpointWCS
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-p1013d-f-2548x3528.tif
Resource URL
https://mast.stsci.edu/api/latest/Download/file?uri=mast:OPO/product/STSCI-H-p1013d-f-2548x3528.tif
Related Resources
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2010/13
Metadata Date
2022-07-06T00:00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
7,500 light years