WR 140 with JWST

The two stars in Wolf-Rayet 140, shown here, produce shells of dust every eight years that look like rings, as seen in this image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Each ring was created when the stars came close together and their stellar winds collided, compressing the gas and forming dust.

 

Credit:

NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, JPL-Caltech, NSF'S NOIRLab

 

About the Image

Id:WR140
Type:Observation
Release date:Oct. 21, 2022, 4:52 a.m.
Size:3155 x 4572 px

About the Object

Name:WR 140
Constellation:Cygnus
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):20 20 28.01
Position (Dec):43° 51' 16.54"
Field of view:1.35 x 1.96 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.4° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Infrared7.7 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
MIRI
Infrared15 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
MIRI
Infrared21 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
MIRI