NICMOS Peers Through Dust to Reveal Young Stellar Disks

The following images were taken by NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS). All of the objects are extremely young stars, 450 light-years away in the constellation Taurus. Most of the nebulae represent small dust particles around the stars, which are seen because they are reflecting starlight. In the color-coding, regions of greatest dust concentration appear red.

Credit:

D. Padgett (IPAC/Caltech), W. Brandner (IPAC), K. Stapelfeldt (JPL) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9905b
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:CoKu Tau 1, DG Tau B, Haro 6-5B, IRAS 04016+2610, IRAS 04248+2612, IRAS 04302+2247
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
• X - Stars Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
K
2.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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