Dusty disk around MWC 789

The dusty disk around MWC 789 is part of a survey of 44 young massive stars to investigate planet formation shows dusty, swirling disks — likely to become new solar systems. The image was taken with the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) instrument on the Gemini South telescope of the International Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/E. Rich (Michigan University)

About the Image

Id:noirlab2212g
Type:Observation
Release date:June 15, 2022, 10:15 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2212
Size:1089 x 1089 px

About the Object

Name:MWC 789
Constellation:Orion
Category:Gemini Observatory

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Coordinates

Position (RA):6 1 59.99
Position (Dec):16° 30' 56.72"
Field of view:0.04 x 0.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 32.4° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Infrared
H
1.64 μmGemini South
GPI