Haro 6-5B wider field

This wide-angle image (17,000 AU from top to bottom) shows the region around Haro 6-5b, which is located at the center of the field. Towards the bottom, colored in green, is a jet of glowing gas emitted from Haro 6-5b. The entire region is filled with dark dust. The disk of Haro 6-5b confines light emitted from the star into cones above and below the disk (something like a lampshade), illuminating the surrounding dust and forming the large hourglass-shaped pattern seen in the image.

Credit:

John Krist (STScI) and the WFPC2 Science Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9905i
Type:Observation
Release date:9 February 1999, 19:00
Size:305 x 425 px

About the Object

Name:Haro 6-5B
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Young Stellar Object
• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Jet
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:450 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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