Jet from Young Star (HH-47)

This view of a three trillion mile-long jet called HH-47 reveals a very complicated jet pattern that indicates the star (hidden inside a dust cloud near the left edge of the image) might be wobbling, possibly caused by the gravitational pull of a companion star.

Credit:

J. Morse/STScI, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9524g
Type:Observation
Release date:6 June 1995, 20:00
Size:693 x 692 px

About the Object

Name:HH 47
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:1500 light years
Constellation:Vela

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 25 47.38
Position (Dec):-51° 0' 12.54"
Field of view:1.14 x 1.14 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 100.5° right of vertical

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