AE Aurigae

This spectacular image of the star AE Aurigae and its surrounding nebulosity was taken at the National Science Foundation's 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak with the NOAO Mosaic CCD camera. Located in the constellation of Auriga, the Charioteer, AE Aurigae is the bright blue star at the center of the image. The incredible energy from this hot, massive star is energizing the surrounding gas, causing it to glow dramatically. As a result it is also known as "the flaming star". This false-color image was created by combining emission-line images taken in Hydrogen-alpha (yellow), Oxygen [OIII] (violet) and Sulfur [SII] (blue).

Credit:

T.A.Rector and B.A.Wolpa/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao0157a
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:6218 x 6219 px

About the Object

Name:AE Aurigae
Constellation:Auriga
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 17 36.79
Position (Dec):34° 19' 35.57"
Field of view:44.02 x 44.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.5° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Olll
499 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Sll
672 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1
Optical
Ha
656 nmWIYN 0.9-meter Telescope
Mosaic 1