AE Aurigae

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noirlab_noao0157a June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A.Rector and B.A.Wolpa/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This spectacular image of the star AE Aurigae and its surrounding nebulosity was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera. Located in the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer, AE Aurigae is the bright blue star at the center of the image. The incredible energy from this hot, massive star is energizing the surrounding gas, causing it to glow dramatically. As a result it is also known as "the flaming star". This false-color image was created by combining emission-line images taken in Hydrogen-alpha (yellow), Oxygen [OIII] (violet) and Sulfur [SII] (blue).

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0157a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
AE Aurigae
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 17m 36.8s
DEC = 34° 19’ 35.6”
Orientation
North is 90.5° CW
Field of View
44.0 x 44.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Auriga

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Sll) 672.0 nm
Purple WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Olll) 499.0 nm
Yellow WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope (Mosaic 1) Optical (Ha) 656.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Purple
Yellow
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ID
noao0157a
Subject Category
Subject Name
AE Aurigae
Credits
T.A.Rector and B.A.Wolpa/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:01
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0157a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope, WIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1, Mosaic 1
Color Assignment
Blue, Purple, Yellow
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Sll, Olll, Ha
Central Wavelength
672, 499, 656
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
79.40330669, 34.32654704
Reference Dimension
6218.0, 6219.0
Reference Pixel
2974.196198, 5404.045578
Scale
-0.000118, 0.000118
Rotation
-90.52205055
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
noao0157a
Metadata Date
2020-10-01T12:38:23.222893
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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