Jet from Young Star

Esahubble_opo9524c1_1024

esahubble_opo9524c1 June 6th, 1995

Credit: J. Hester (Arizona State University), the WFPC 2 Investigation Definition Team, and NASA/ESA

Tip to tip, this jet spans slightly more than a light-year. The fountainhead of this structure - the young star - lies midway between the jet, and is hidden from view behind a dark cloud of dust. The nearly symmetrical blobs of gas at either end are where the jet has slammed into interstellar gas.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9524c1/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
HH 1 HH 2
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Young Stellar Object
Nebula > Type > Jet
Esahubble_opo9524c1_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 36m 23.5s
DEC = -6° 46’ 18.9”
Orientation
North is 18.9° CW
Field of View
2.6 x 2.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (continuum) 702.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (H-Alpha) 656.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFPC2) Optical (OIII) 502.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_opo9524c1_1280
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ID
opo9524c1
Subject Category
B.3.1.2   B.4.1.5  
Subject Name
HH 1, HH 2
Credits
J. Hester (Arizona State University), the WFPC 2 Investigation Definition Team, and NASA/ESA
Release Date
1995-06-06T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9524c1/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2, WFPC2, WFPC2
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
continuum, H-Alpha, OIII
Central Wavelength
702, 656, 502
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
84.097985688, -6.77192925803
Reference Dimension
1598.0, 1598.0
Reference Pixel
799.0, 799.0
Scale
-2.7559216293259655E-05, 2.7559216293259655E-05
Rotation
-18.86
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Position
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
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9524c1
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:44:04+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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