NGC 2346 - A Cosmic Butterfly’s Delicate Wings

Noirlab_gemini1504a_1024

noirlab_gemini1504a July 9th, 2015

Credit: NOIRLab

The new image of NGC 2346 showing unprecedented resolution of the molecular hydrogen gas. The image is about 1 arc minute on a side: north is up, east is to the left. In contrast, the size of the full moon is 30 arc minutes

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini1504a/

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 2346
Noirlab_gemini1504a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 9m 22.6s
DEC = 0° 48’ 31.7”
Orientation
North is 0.4° CCW
Field of View
1.1 x 1.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Monoceros

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini-S (GSAOI) Infrared (H2 (1-0) S(1)) 2.1 µm
Spectrum_base
Red
Noirlab_gemini1504a_1280
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ID
gemini1504a
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 2346
Credits
NOIRLab
Release Date
2015-07-09T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini1504a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South
Instrument
GSAOI
Color Assignment
Red
Band
Infrared
Bandpass
H2 (1-0) S(1)
Central Wavelength
2122
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
107.344173989, -0.808794836454
Reference Dimension
849.0, 909.0
Reference Pixel
424.5, 454.5
Scale
-2.19559098652e-05, 2.19559098652e-05
Rotation
0.41999999999999971
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Gemini Observatory/AURA
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
gemini1504a
Metadata Date
2013-10-17T15:26:58-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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