Cosmic shadow of HBC 672

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esahubble_heic1819a October 31st, 2018

Credit: NASA, ESA, and STScI

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the Serpens Nebula, a stellar nursery about 1300 light-years away. Within the nebula, in the upper right of the image, a shadow is created by the protoplanetary disc surrounding the star HBC 672. While the disc of debris is too tiny to be seen even by Hubble, its shadow is projected upon the cloud in which it was born. In this view, the feature nicknamed the Bat Shadow spans approximately 200 times the diameter of our own Solar System. A similar looking shadow phenomenon can be seen emanating from another young star, in the upper left of the image.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1819a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
HBC 672 Serpens nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Circumstellar Material > Disk > Protoplanetary
Nebula > Appearance > Reflection
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 29m 58.8s
DEC = 1° 14’ 28.6”
Orientation
North is 12.0° CCW
Field of View
2.2 x 2.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Serpens

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_orange Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Arrow_left_cyan Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_cyan
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ID
heic1819a
Subject Category
B.3.7.2.1   B.4.2.2  
Subject Name
HBC 672, Serpens nebula
Credits
NASA, ESA, and STScI
Release Date
2018-10-31T18:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1819a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Simbad, calculated.
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Orange, Cyan
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
H, J
Central Wavelength
1640, 1250
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
277.495189474, 1.24127867555
Reference Dimension
4398.0, 3982.0
Reference Pixel
2199.0, 1991.0
Scale
-8.32918646142e-06, 8.32918646142e-06
Rotation
12.019999999999992
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1819a
Metadata Date
2018-10-26T18:16:17+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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There is no distance meta data in this image.