NGC 6334

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Description

This compact HII region lies embedded in the molecular cloud complex NGC 6334 and is totally obscured in the visible. Its radio thermal emission has an extent of about 20 arcsec. As other compact HII regions observed with sufficiently high angular resolution, this source shows a lack of emission in its central part, indicative of the presence of a cavity. Although the mechanism responsible for this is still poorly understood, the presently favored mechanism is the existence of powerful winds from the central star or stars (undetected in the radio). These winds push away nearby gas and give the HII region a "shell" or "ring" geometry.
Observing run - 1980 April 15-16 at the VLA in the A-configuration using 21 antennas.

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

NGC6334

Investigators

L.F. Rodriguez, J. Canto, J.M. Moran

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1980-04-16

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

C

Wavelength

6 cm

Frequency

5.0 GHz

Center of Image

RA 17:16:57.800, Dec: -35:51:45.000 (B1950)

Field of View

0.016700 x 0.016700 degrees

Notes

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Series

Galactic Sources Series

Unit

Star Forming Regions Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “NGC 6334,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33494.