McNeil's Nebula

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noirlab_gemini0402a March 30th, 2004

Credit: International Gemini Observatory

A timely discovery by American amateur astronomer Jay McNeil, followed immediately by observations at the Gemini Observatory, has provided a rare glimpse into the slow, yet violent birth of a star about 1,500 light-years away. The resulting findings reveal some of the strongest stellar winds ever detected around an embryonic Sun-like star. See Image Release for details Technical Details: Acquisition Date: February 14, 2004 Telescope: Gemini North, Mauna Kea Hawai'i Instrument: GMOS (Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph) FilterColorExposure TimeWavelength RangeImage Quality g' Blue 3x60sec 398-552nm

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0402a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
McNeil's Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Young Stellar Object
Nebula > Appearance > Reflection
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 46m 13.3s
DEC = 0° 5’ 38.5”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
1.9 x 1.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Orion

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (i) 780.0 nm
Green Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (r) 630.0 nm
Blue Gemini North (GMOS-N) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
gemini0402a
Subject Category
B.3.1.2.   B.4.2.2  
Subject Name
McNeil's Nebula
Credits
International Gemini Observatory
Release Date
2004-03-30T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0402a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini North, Gemini North, Gemini North
Instrument
GMOS-N, GMOS-N, GMOS-N
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
i, r, g
Central Wavelength
780, 630, 475
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
86.5553273895, -0.094027792873
Reference Dimension
800.0, 800.0
Reference Pixel
400.0, 400.0
Scale
-4.04518077884e-05, 4.04518077884e-05
Rotation
0.14000000000000179
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Peter Michaud
Email
pmichaud @ gemini.edu
Telephone
(808) 974-2510
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
gemini0402a
Metadata Date
2019-12-13T17:51:12+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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