Neutral Hydrogen & Infrared Probes of Star Fomation
Image of Hickson Compact Group 7 depicting neutral hydrogen gas (red) from the VLA and infrared observations from the IRAC instrument on the Spitzer Space Telescope (blue and green). Neutral hydrogen gas tells astronomers about the distribution of the gas (shown here in red) and the dynamics of the group. The infrared observations show stellar light (blue) and warm emission from dust (green)- the signature of stellar formation. Studies of neutral hydrogen and infrared emission in compact groups help astronomers to better understand their evolution and how the dynamical state is linked to the level of star formation activity.
This image of HCG 7 is composed of VLA HI C+D array configuration data. The Spitzer IRAC bands shown are (3.6, 4.5) microns in blue and (5.8, 8.0) microns in green.
Legacy Astronomical Images
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Legacy Astronomical Image
Amanda Heiderman; NRAO Summer Student/UC Berkeley
Amanda Heiderman, John Hibbard, Kelsey Johnson
Very Large Array (VLA)
Type of Observation
Center of Image
RA 0:39:23.000, Dec: 0:52:41.000 (J2000)
Field of View
0.166667 x 0.166667 degrees
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Legacy Astronomical Images, “Neutral Hydrogen & Infrared Probes of Star Fomation,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33534.