Nebula NGC 6164-5

Noirlab_gemini0605a_1024

noirlab_gemini0605a June 4th, 2006

Credit: International Gemini Observatory

NGC 6164-5 imaged at Gemini South. The emission nebula NGC 6164-5 is a rectangular, bipolar cloud with rounded corners and a diagonal bar producing an inverted S-shaped appearance. It lies about 1,300 parsecs (4,200 light-years) away in the constellation Norma. The nebula measures about 1.3 parsecs (4.2 light-years) across, and contains gases ejected by the star HD 148937 at its heart. This star is 40 times more massive than the Sun, and at about three to four million years of age, is past the middle of its life span. Stars this massive usually live to be only about six million years old, so HD 148397 is aging fast. It will likely end its life in a violent supernova explosion.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0605a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 6164 NGC 6165
Noirlab_gemini0605a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 16h 33m 52.9s
DEC = -48° 6’ 37.9”
Orientation
North is 175.5° CCW
Field of View
5.8 x 5.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Norma

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini-S (GMOS-S) Optical (SII) 672.0 nm
Orange Gemini-S (GMOS-S) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Blue Gemini-S (GMOS-S) Optical (OIII) 499.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Blue
Noirlab_gemini0605a_1280
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ID
gemini0605a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 6164, NGC 6165
Credits
International Gemini Observatory
Release Date
2006-06-04T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0605a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
GMOS-S, GMOS-S, GMOS-S
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
SII, H-alpha, OIII
Central Wavelength
672, 656, 499
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
248.470604183, -48.1105168368
Reference Dimension
3340.0, 3153.0
Reference Pixel
1670.0, 1576.5
Scale
-2.88924445938e-05, 2.88924445938e-05
Rotation
175.46000000000004
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
gemini0605a
Metadata Date
2007-10-16T14:41-10:00
Metadata Version
1.0
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