New stars shed light on the past

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esahubble_heic0702a January 8th, 2007

Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

This image depicts bright blue newly formed stars that are blowing a cavity in the centre of a fascinating star-forming region known as N90. The high energy radiation blazing out from the hot young stars in N90 is eroding the outer portions of the nebula from the inside, as the diffuse outer reaches of the nebula prevent the energetic outflows from streaming away from the cluster directly. Because N90 is located far from the central body of the Small Magellanic Cloud, numerous background galaxies in this picture can be seen, delivering a grand backdrop for the stellar newcomers. The dust in the region gives these distant galaxies a reddish-brown tint.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0702a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
N90 NGC 602
Subject - Local Universe
Star > Grouping > Cluster
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 1h 29m 28.9s
DEC = -73° 33’ 20.2”
Orientation
North is 90.0° CCW
Field of View
3.1 x 3.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Hydrus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (H-alpha + Nii) 658.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
heic0702a
Subject Category
C.3.6.4   C.4.1.2  
Subject Name
N90, NGC 602
Credits
NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Release Date
2007-01-08T18:20:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0702a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Green, Red, Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, I, H-alpha + Nii, V, V
Central Wavelength
814, 814, 658, 555, 555
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, -, -, -, -
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
22.3702472208, -73.5556170993
Reference Dimension
3749.0, 3659.0
Reference Pixel
1874.5, 1829.5
Scale
-1.39091553528e-05, 1.39091553528e-05
Rotation
90.040000000000063
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Data is calculated based on Simbad coordinates! Using this image as an overlay on a DSS background, a 5 arcsec (or so) difference is expected to be seen!
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0702a
Metadata Date
2006-12-14T14:40:22-05:00
Metadata Version
1.0
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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