NICMOS Peers Through Dust to Reveal Young Stellar Disks. A View of Haro 6-5B

This image of the young star Haro 6-5B shows two bright regions separated by a dark lane. As seen in the WFPC2 image of the same object, the bright regions represent starlight reflecting from the upper and lower surfaces of the disk, which is thicker at its edges than its center. However, the infrared view reveals the young star just above the dust lane.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9905f
Type:Observation
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:256 x 256 px

About the Object

Name:Haro 6-5B
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Distance:450 light years
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Stars

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 22 0.70
Position (Dec):26° 57' 32.32"
Field of view:0.17 x 0.17 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 131.8° left of vertical

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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