ALMA Image of the Glowing Dust Inside NGC 6334I

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Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); C. Brogan, B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)

ALMA image of the glowing dust inside NGC 6334I, a protocluster containing an infant star that is undergoing an intense growth spurt, likely triggered by an avalanche of gas falling onto its surface.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: http://epocms-alpha.nrao.edu/news/2017-alma-protostar-outburst/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 6334I NGC 6334I-MM1
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation

Distance

Universescale1
5,500 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 20m 53.4s
DEC = -35° 47’ 0.0”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.2 x 0.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Scorpius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ ALMA Radio 889.3 µm
Spectrum_ir1
Arrow_top_
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ID
Gallery_nrao17cb08b
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
NGC 6334I, NGC 6334I-MM1
Credits
ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO); C. Brogan, B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)
Release Date
Lightyears
5,500
Redshift
5,500
Reference Url
http://epocms-alpha.nrao.edu/news/2017-alma-protostar-outburst/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Radio
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
8.893279679620291E+5
Start Time
2016-07-17T05:38
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000.0
Reference Value
260.2223333334, -35.78333333337
Reference Dimension
1120, 1120
Reference Pixel
561, 561
Scale
-0.0000032358404331975, 0.0000031651742498219
Rotation
0
Coordinate System Projection:
SIN
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Resource URL
/image/nrao/Gallery_nrao17cb08b
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2018-05-08T10:08-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
5,500 light years