Gemini Spies Strong Stellar Gusts in Nearby Massive Star

Noirlab_gemini0101b_1024

noirlab_gemini0101b July 23rd, 2001

Credit: International Gemini Observatory

This false-color image of AFGL 2591 shows some high-resolution details in the expanding outflow of gas and dust around the massive stars that are not fully visible in the color version of the image.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0101b/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
AFGL 2591
Noirlab_gemini0101b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 20h 29m 23.7s
DEC = 40° 11’ 14.8”
Orientation
North is 0.5° CCW
Field of View
0.8 x 0.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Pseudocolor Gemini North (NIRI) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Spectrum_base
Pseudocolor
Noirlab_gemini0101b_1280
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ID
gemini0101b
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/gemini0101b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini North
Instrument
NIRI
Color Assignment
Pseudocolor
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
J
Central Wavelength
1250
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
307.348831125, 40.1874314801
Reference Dimension
845.0, 700.0
Reference Pixel
422.5, 350.0
Scale
-1.61837432581e-05, 1.61837432581e-05
Rotation
0.45999999999999958
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
gemini0101b
Metadata Date
2020-06-07T17:16:10+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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