Bright Young Stars Mix It Up

Chandra_301_1024

chandra_301 August 31st, 2005

Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al

Chandra's image of Trumpler 14 shows about 1,600 stars and a diffuse glow from hot X-ray producing gas. The cluster has an unusually high concentration of massive, luminous, young (~1 million years old) stars. X-rays can be produced by shock waves in unstable winds flowing away from massive young stars. The diffuse X-ray glow is likely due to the combined action of many such winds on a scale of several light years. The bright, diffuse glow in the lower part of the image (the gap between the upper and lower portions of the image is an instrumental artifact) is from a gas cloud that has been enriched with oxygen and other heavy elements, probably by a supernova that exploded thousands of years ago.

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/trump/

Curator: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, MA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Trumpler 14
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Grouping > Cluster

Distance

Universescale1
9,000 light years
Chandra_301_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 10h 43m 55.9s
DEC = -59° 32’ 41.5”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
27.9 x 32.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Carina

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (Soft X-ray) 992.0 pm
Arrow_left_blue Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (Hard X-ray) 276.0 pm
Spectrum_xray1
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_blue
Chandra_301_1280
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ID
301
Subject Category
B.3.6.4.  
Subject Name
Trumpler 14
Credits
NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al
Release Date
2005-08-31
Lightyears
9,000
Redshift
9,000
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/trump/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra, Chandra
Instrument
ACIS, ACIS
Color Assignment
Red, Blue
Band
X-ray, X-ray
Bandpass
Soft X-ray, Hard X-ray
Central Wavelength
0.992, 0.276
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
4495, 4495
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
160.98297652637, -59.54487086796
Reference Dimension
2400.00, 2800.00
Reference Pixel
972.51451975737, 1034.53012451253
Scale
-0.00019379715, 0.00019379715
Rotation
0.10874236499
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.0 revision 213+ by the Chandra X-ray Center
Creator (Curator)
Chandra X-ray Observatory
URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu
Name
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Email
cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu
Telephone
617.496.7941
Address
60 Garden St.
City
Cambridge
State/Province
MA
Postal Code
02138
Country
USA
Rights
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html
Publisher
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
trump_xray.tif
Metadata Date
2012-07-30T15:45:45-04:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
9,000 light years