Emerging Super Star Clusters in NGC 4449

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Description

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.

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

NGC 4449

Photo Credit

Image courtesy of Amy Reines, University of Virginia, NRAO/AUI/NSF

Investigators

Amy Reines, Kelsey Johnson, Miller Goss

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Type of Observation

continuum

Center of Image

RA 12:28:13.000, Dec: 44:5:54.000 (J2000)

Field of View

0.043333 x 0.050000 degrees

Notes

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Series

Galaxies Series

Unit

Dwarf Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Emerging Super Star Clusters in NGC 4449,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33540.