A Star in Making
False color image of a star in making located in the Orion Nebula. The color represents the radio emission detected by the Very Large Array telescope using its most extended configuration, and thus allowed to reach a spatial resolution of about 20 AU. This image reveals its protoplanetary disk observed edge-on (the strongest clump, that has a size comparable to of our solar system) together with its outflow, that is perpendicular to the disk (the two faint clumps). In the right bottom corner is shown an artist's conception of this phenomenon.
This radio image was obtained from the project AZ154. In this project we mapped the OMC1 South region in the Orion nebula using the VLA in its "A" configuration at 7mm, getting thus an angular resolution of about 0.05".
Legacy Astronomical Images
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Legacy Astronomical Image
Luis Zapata, UNAM/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
Luis A. Zapata, Luis F. Rodriguez, Paul T.P. Ho
Very Large Array (VLA)
Type of Observation
Center of Image
RA 5:24:0.000, Dec: -5:35:13.500 (J2000)
Field of View
0.016667 x 0.016667 degrees
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Galactic Sources Series
Star Forming Regions Unit
Legacy Astronomical Images, “A Star in Making,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33489.