Stellar Gusts From AFGL 2591

Noirlab_gemini0101a_1024

noirlab_gemini0101a July 23rd, 2001

Credit: International Gemini Observatory

AFGL 2591 is located within the Milky Way more than 3,000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Cygnus. Over the course of the last few thousand years, it has created a vast expanding nebula larger than 500 times the diameter of our solar system. The star is at least 10 times the size of the Sun, and over 20,000 times as bright, but perhaps only one million years old. The wispy white and blue structure in the expanding nebula to the right of the young star is a huge outflow of gas and dust driven by the infall of material onto the star's surface. Gemini scientists believe that the outflow is likely occurring symmetrically around the star - a second giant-sized expanding nebula to the left of the star is hidden from view by a dense and extensive disk (or torus) of material encircling AFGL 2591.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0101a/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
AFGL 2591
Noirlab_gemini0101a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 29m 24.9s
DEC = 40° 11’ 10.9”
Orientation
North is 0.5° CCW
Field of View
1.9 x 1.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini North (NIRI) Infrared (Kprime) 2.1 µm
Green Gemini North (NIRI) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Blue Gemini North (NIRI) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
Noirlab_gemini0101a_1280
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ID
gemini0101a
Subject Category
Subject Name
AFGL 2591
Credits
International Gemini Observatory
Release Date
2001-07-23T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0101a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini North, Gemini North, Gemini North
Instrument
NIRI, NIRI, NIRI
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Kprime, H, J
Central Wavelength
2120, 1640, 1250
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
307.353789313, 40.1863580677
Reference Dimension
968.0, 900.0
Reference Pixel
484.0, 450.0
Scale
-3.23820679075e-05, 3.23820679075e-05
Rotation
0.48000000000000009
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
gemini0101a
Metadata Date
2020-04-14T22:22:15+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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