A Star in Making

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Description

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".

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

144-351

Photo Credit

Luis Zapata, UNAM/Harvard-Smithsonian CfA

Investigators

Luis A. Zapata, Luis F. Rodriguez, Paul T.P. Ho

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

2004-11-04

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

Q

Wavelength

7 mm

Frequency

45 GHz

Center of Image

RA 5:24:0.000, Dec: -5:35:13.500 (J2000)

Field of View

0.016667 x 0.016667 degrees

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Galactic Sources Series

Unit

Star Forming Regions Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “A Star in Making,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33489.