Heavy Water in NGC 6334I

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Credit: B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF

Composite ALMA image of NGC 6334I, a star-forming region in the Cat\'s Paw Nebula, taken with the Band 10 receivers, ALMA\'s highest-frequency vision. The blue component is heavy water (HDO) streaming away from either a single protostar or a small cluster of protostars. The orange region is the \"continuum emission\" in the same region, which scientists found is extraordinarily rich in molecular fingerprints, including glycoaldehyde, the simplest sugar-related molecule.

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/news/2018-alma-band10/

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 Cat\'s Paw Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Star Formation

Distance

Universescale1
5,500 light years

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 20m 53.4s
DEC = -35° 46’ 57.9”
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Scorpius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue ALMA Radio (10) 33.5 µm
Arrow_left_red ALMA Radio (10) 33.8 µm
Spectrum_ir1
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_red
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ID
NRAO_Gallery_nrao18cb17a
Subject Category
B.4.1.2  
Subject Name
NGC 6334I, Cat\'s Paw Nebula
Credits
B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF
Release Date
Lightyears
5,500
Redshift
5,500
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/news/2018-alma-band10/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA, ALMA
Instrument
Color Assignment
Blue, Red
Band
Radio, Radio
Bandpass
10, 10
Central Wavelength
3.354E+4, 3.384E+4
Start Time
2018-04-05T09:28
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
Reference Value
260.2225708, -35.7827547
Reference Dimension
1218, 1458
Reference Pixel
190, 190
Scale
1.3269087745047E-6, 1.3706460860998E-6
Rotation
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
nrao18cb17
Metadata Date
2018-08-17T11:50:56-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
5,500 light years