Long-slit composite spectrum from Gemini/PHOENIX

Long-slit composite spectrum from Gemini/PHOENIX showing [Fe II] in blue and molecular hydrogen H2 in red, simultaneously. The bright blue feature in the center, which appears stretched horizontally here, is a younger and smaller bipolar nebula called the Little Homunculus. It was ejected about 50 years after the major eruption that created the larger nebula.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:geminiann06009c
Type:Collage
Release date:April 12, 2006, 1:37 p.m.
Related announcements:geminiann06009
Size:450 x 334 px

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BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Infrared
Fe II
1.64 μmGemini North
Phoenix
Infrared
H2
2.122 μmGemini North
Phoenix