McNeil's Nebula

A timely discovery by American amateur astronomer Jay McNeil, followed immediately by observations at the Gemini Observatory, has provided a rare glimpse into the slow, yet violent birth of a star about 1,500 light-years away. The resulting findings reveal some of the strongest stellar winds ever detected around an embryonic Sun-like star. See Image Release for details Technical Details: Acquisition Date: February 14, 2004 Telescope: Gemini North, Mauna Kea Hawai'i Instrument: GMOS (Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph) FilterColorExposure TimeWavelength RangeImage Quality g' Blue 3x60sec 398-552nm

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory

About the Image

Id:gemini0402a
Type:Observation
Release date:March 30, 2004, 8 p.m.
Related releases:gemini0402
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:McNeil's Nebula
Constellation:Orion
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 46 13.28
Position (Dec):0° 5' 38.50"
Field of view:1.94 x 1.94 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
475 nmGemini North
GMOS-N
Optical
r
630 nmGemini North
GMOS-N
Optical
i
780 nmGemini North
GMOS-N