DG Tau B

An excellent example of the complementary nature of Hubble's instruments may be found by comparing the infrared NICMOS image of DG Tau B to the visible-light Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) image of the same object. WFPC2 highlights the jet emerging from the system, while NICMOS penetrates some of the dust near the star to more clearly outline the 50 billion-mile-long dust lane (the horizontal dark band, which indicates the presence of a large disk forming around the infant star). The young star itself appears as the bright red spot at the corner of the V-shaped nebula.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9905h
Type:Collage
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:583 x 414 px

About the Object

Name:DG Tau B
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:450 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Optical
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
K
2.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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