Emerging Super Star Clusters in NGC 4449
Radio imaging with the Very Large Array captures newborn massive star clusters as they emerge from their birth material in the galaxy NGC 4449. These "super star clusters" contain tens to hundreds of thousands of stars. The young stars produce hot ionized gas which is detectable at radio wavelengths, shown in blue here. An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the visible starlight in yellow.
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Legacy Astronomical Image
Image courtesy of Amy Reines, University of Virginia, NRAO/AUI/NSF
Amy Reines, Kelsey Johnson, Miller Goss
Very Large Array (VLA)
Type of Observation
Center of Image
RA 12:28:13.000, Dec: 44:5:54.000 (J2000)
Field of View
0.043333 x 0.050000 degrees
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Legacy Astronomical Images, “Emerging Super Star Clusters in NGC 4449,” NRAO Archives, accessed October 16, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33540.