Jumbo Jets

Eso_eso1903b_1024

eso_eso1903b February 6th, 2019

Credit: ESO, A McLeod et al.

Deep within the glowing cloud of the HII region LHA 120-N 180B, MUSE has spotted a jet emitted by a fledgling star a massive young stellar object . This is the first time such a jet has been observed in visible light outside the Milky Way. Usually, such jets are obscured by their dusty surroundings, meaning they can only be detected at infrared or radio wavelengths by telescopes such as ALMA. However, the relatively dust-free environment of the LMC allowed this jet named HerbigHaro 1177, or HH 1177 for short to be observed at visible wavelengths. At nearly 33 light-years in length, it is one of the longest such jets ever observed. The blue and red regions in this image show the jet, which was detected as blue- and red-shifted emission peaks of the H line.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1903b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
LHA 120-N 180B
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
Eso_eso1903b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 48m 55.5s
DEC = -70° 5’ 20.4”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
1.0 x 2.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Mensa

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (OIII) 500.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (Red-shifted H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (Blue-shifted H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Eso_eso1903b_1280
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ID
eso1903b
Subject Category
C.4.1.2  
Subject Name
LHA 120-N 180B
Credits
ESO, A McLeod et al.
Release Date
2019-02-06T17:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1903b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE
Color Assignment
Cyan, Red, Orange, Blue, Green
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
OIII, Red-shifted H-alpha, SII, Blue-shifted H-alpha, SII
Central Wavelength
500, 656, 673, 656, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
87.231439754, -70.0889934183
Reference Dimension
1020.0, 2000.0
Reference Pixel
510.0, 1000.0
Scale
-1.62724824891e-05, 1.62724824891e-05
Rotation
-0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1903b
Metadata Date
2019-02-02T13:01:54+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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