Protoplanetary Disk NGC 2071

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Description

Left: The distribution of water maser spots in a protoplanetary disk. The disk is centered with the radio continuum jet which is emanating from the central star. It is believed that the water masers trace the rotational motion of the protoplanetary disk in this system. Right: On the same spatial scale, the solar system is shown in order to demonstrate the scale of the protoplanetary system detected in this observation.
VLA A-array observations of 1.3 cm continuum and H<sub>2</sub>0 maser emission.

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

NGC2071

Investigators

Jose M. Torrelles, Paul Ho, Luis Rodriguez, Jose F. Gomez, Guillem Anglada, Salvador Curiel

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1996-12-15

Type of Observation

spectral line

Wavelength

1.3 cm

Frequency

22.285 GHz

Center of Image

RA 5:47:7.260, Dec: 0:17:39.300 (J2000)

Field of View

0.000417 x 0.000250 degrees

Link to journal article

Series

Miscellaneous Series

Unit

Protoplanetary Disks Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Protoplanetary Disk NGC 2071,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33603.